No. 1 Bayswater Terrace is a magnificent period property built in the early 1800s by four merchant brothers as a summer residence. The property is the only double-fronted house on the terrace of four homes and is located just off Sandycove Road in a private and intimate area. The property has a spacious floor area of approximately 370 sqm (3,983 sq ft), which is split into a home and three separate apartments. The property lends itself to be a real ‘showstopper’ subject to full renovation.
Steeped in history this fine property retains many of its original features, making it a unique and attractive investment opportunity for buyers looking for a spacious family home in the seaside suburb of Sandycove. The property was returned to an apartment layout seven years ago but can be easily reinstated to its original use as a fine home set over four floors. The upper level comprises of a terrific reception room with dual aspect, high ceilings, timber flooring, and an attractive open fireplace, to name but a few of the impressive original features. The return level offers the most impressive feature of this lovely home with the most wonderful sea and coastline view, this room is otherwise known as the “magic room”.
The property enjoys an ideal south orientation to the front and features stunning panoramic views across Dublin Bay. It has off-street parking and gas-fired central heating. The property is superbly located between Sandycove village and the heritage town of Dalkey and is within a five-minute walk of Sandycove Beach and the Forty Foot Bathing area, ideal for enthusiastic sea swimmers. The DART stations at Dalkey, Glasthule/Sandycove, or Glenageary provide easy access to and from the property. Leisure facilities are excellent, with Sandycove Tennis Club, Cavistons, Cuala GAA, Dun Laoghaire Pier, and Yacht Clubs all within close proximity.
Decorated with bohemian flair No.1 was once rented by the singer from The Hot House Flowers and Sean-nós singer Larla O’Lionaird from The Gloaming. The current owner, also a musician, was a regular feature on stage at Whelans on Wexford Street with the band Hummer and continues to play the guitar today, which is evident from the many instruments lying about the place in the elegant terraced property.
This is truly a unique opportunity to own a spacious and flexible family home with a rich history, stunning sea views, and easy access to all the amenities of Sandycove and Dalkey.
Entrance at basement level.
Inner hall with bedrooms off.
Direct access to the front
Kitchen with wall and floor units. Dining area
Ground floor main entrance hall with original features
Originally a main reception room
Kitchen with units and access to bedroom
Double bedroom with ensuite bath off. Sea views.
Originally a main reception room with wonderful views
Utility/ storage area
WC and WHB
Sea room/ conservatory
Stunning Sea room/ conservatory with magnificent views.
First floor landing
Beautiful reception room with sea views and south facing window. High ceilings, stunning fireplace, and timber flooring to name of few of the special features in this room
Light filled room to the front with high ceilings. two sash south facing windows and beautiful fireplace
Bedroom/ originally a reception
Current used as a double bedroom with sea views.
Light filled room on the third floor with a south facing orientation
Double bedroom with stunning coastal views across Dublin Bay
Double bedroom to the front
Bath, wc and whb. Sea views
Guest wc with feature port hole and amazing sea view across Dublin Bay.
Located in picturesque Sandycove, beside Dalkey - a heritage town with Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre as its focal point. The town centre is within walking distance and where one can find a good selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Shopping includes a butcher's shop, fish shop, delicatessen, numerous coffee shops, health food shop, craft shop, newsagents, a general grocery store, a wine shop, off-licence and assorted artisan shops and weekly market. The DART rail link can be accessed in the town making Dublin City Centre an approximately 30 minute commute. Ananda is both the perfect family home and holiday retreat. Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located 2.1 miles from Killiney and is home to four waterfront yacht clubs between the East and West Piers.
There are a number of schools easily accessible including Loreto Dalkey, Holy Child Killiney, Castle Park School Dalkey, Willow Park, St. Michael's, Blackrock College and St. Andrew's.
SAILING AND WATERSPORTS
There are several small harbours close by, namely Coliemore Harbour and Bulloch Harbour - this being the biggest and is a designated seal sanctuary. There is also swimming at Sandycove Beach, The 40ft and Dun Laoghaire Baths
Dalkey Sandycove offer great leisure activities with Cuala GAA Club and Dalkey United F.C. or, for those who enjoy a challenge, there is paragliding off Killiney Hill or scuba diving in the bay.
ACCESS AND TRANSPORT LINKS
Transportation links are good with the M50 motorway (4 miles) linking Sandycove with the main arterial road system.
Sandycove railway station is within 5 minutes walking distance and is served by the DART electric rail system, which affords quick access to and from Dublin City Centre.
An Aircoach service with a stop at Hyde Road links Sandycove with Dublin Airport. Dublin Bus services 59, 7d and 8 link the area with the city centre.
Dublin Port, just 8 miles from Sandycove, is served by four ferry companies. Between them they operate up to thirteen sailings daily connecting Dublin with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.
Dublin Airport (45 mins) offers daily flights to an extensive number of international destinations and has a general aviation facility. 9 miles south east of Dublin City Centre, the Sandycove/Dalkey area is arguably one of the most sought after locations in Ireland - the perfect setting for this impressive period home.