“Craigview” on Howth’s prized Claremont Road is an elegant listed period home surrounded by well maintained gardens with fabulous views sweeping the Claremont beach behind. After considerable restoration and enhancement the house now showcases fine period details and recaptures the ambience of genteel Victorian living, for which it was built in the 1850’s.
Over four thousand square feet of accommodation is accentuated by high ceilings and over-sized sash windows to take advantage of its seaside location. The halls and landings plus eleven other principle rooms are spacious and airy.
Natural daylight fills the interior from all angles throughout the day. The homely ground floor comprises a modern fitted kitchen open plan to a conservatory on the seaward side and a sitting room to the front. Across the hall are two fine reception rooms which interconnect via shallow timber steps creating an attractive split level. Both of these rooms were completed in 2002 and are very much in keeping with the Victorian style throughout. A guest wc is located in the rear hall, while downstairs, the lower ground floor provides a hall, a recreation room, a bathroom, a laundry room and a 5th guest bedroom.
On the first floor upstairs there is a lovely master suite comprising a dressing room, a separate en-suite shower room and bedroom. Three remaining bedrooms and a generously proportioned bathroom complete the accommodation at this level. One of these bedrooms is currently used as a home office. Throughout, most rooms enjoy magical views of the sea and generous gardens that surround outside.
The front lawned garden alongside the sweeping gravel approach is a well-stocked collection of mature, coastal plants and a fine aged pine. The front is sheltered and blooms with pretty blossoms in spring. The seaward side is long and terraced to offer an unobstructed view from the upper level and a more secluded, lower lawn enjoys direct access to the beach and shoreline. Beyond, the vast expanse of Claremont beach awaits, protected as part of the Dublin Bay UNESCO biosphere, wonderful natural sights from exquisite native orchids to playful seals are common place.
Claremont is a superbly picturesque suburban beach with dreamy, intimate views of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island. There is plenty of maritime activity to enhance the view, which changes seasonally, the flashing white of summer yacht races and the year-long chug of the fishing trawlers into the haven of Howth harbour. Even on cold blustery days one can enjoy the sight of the many kite surfers from a favourite armchair. Heading East from the house a perfect inter-tidal shoreline stroll will bring you right into Howth harbour where a selection of gourmet restaurants and seafood stores await, while turning west on the beach takes you on a 3km stroll towards Cush Point at Sutton, a narrow channel favoured by anglers with the tip of Portmarnock strand just beyond.
The Howth peninsula is a very special corner of Dublin, though only 12 km from the city centre and a mere 10 km from Dublin Airport. The peninsula is cherished for its breath-taking vistas and beautiful, protected landscapes. “Craigview” is a welcome combination of historic charm, luxurious modern comforts, grand spaces and a unique warmth of character. One very fortunate new owner is sought.
Viewing can be arranged by appointment with Conor Gallagher, Gallagher Quigley Tel +35318183000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
397m2/4,270 Sq. Ft
Gas Fired Central Heating
Double glazed sash windows
5 bedrooms 3 & ½ bathrooms
3 reception rooms
Large recreation games room
Ample storage and parking
Large private gardens
Direct private beach access
Close to Dart, bus, harbour & village
Ground Floor.... - m x m
Entrance Hall - 4.63m x 2.42m
Reception Room (Front) - 4.58m x 5.75m
Dining Room (Front) - 5.47m x 5.14m
Inner Hall - 5.4m x 2.42m
with guest wc
Living Room (Rear) - 4.82m x 5.14m
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.64m x 5.75m
Sun Room - 4.29m x 3.97m
1st Floor Landing - 3.24m x 5.0m
Bedroom 1 (Front) - 5.1m x 4.7m
Walk-in Wardrobe - 4.65m x 2.34m
En-Suite - 4.65m x 2.26m
Office (rear) - 2.95m x 5.04m
Bathroom (Rear) - 4.71m x 3.15m
Bedroom 2 (Front) - 4.72m x 3.97m
Bedroom 3 (Front) - m x m
Basement Hall - m x m
Utility Room (rear) - 3.07m x 3.07m
Shower Room - 2.59m x 2.85m
Inner Hall - 4.57m x 2.37m
Games Room - 7.94m x 5.0m
Inner Hall - 1.8m x 2.68m
Celler - 3.51m x 2.42m
Bedroom 4 - 4.51m x 5.42m
Storage (rear0 - 5.29m x 6.87m