Smart Old House by the Sea

Smart Old House by the Sea


Oct 2018

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our Georgian three-storey terrace house is just up from the beach in Sandycove, in the shadow of James Joyce Tower. It's pretty-much intact as a period house with spacious rooms and big handsome windows. Sandycove is a 'highly desirable' suburb of South Dublin - the Dart Rail service will whisk you to the heart of the capital in 30 minutes. The village of Glasthule is a five minute walk away with a host of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Historic Dalkey, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, is only a 15 minute stroll. The house is filled with contemporary furniture and modern art; with stunning marble fireplaces and handsome gardens front and back. Parking is free and on-street. There's a modern shower-room and a kitchen that's well-equipped but possibly a bit too small for some. The third bedroom doubles as a home office and there's excellent broadband throughout. Visitors have access to the ground and top floors and the gardens - the garden flat is occupied.


Breandan's reviews

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More about us

  1. We're a couple, together now for nigh on 50 years

  2. I'm a writer and Miriam is an artist

  3. Our old home is packed with pictures by artists who are still alive

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Where is it?


Sandycove is one of Dublin's best-loved seaside places.
It's world-famous for being home to James Joyce Tower; the opening of Ulysses is set here.
It's free, it's great to visit and I work there sometimes.
Down the road is the village of Glasthule, a friendly array of shops, pubs and places to eat
Up the road is Dalkey, one of Ireland's prettiest old villages.
The town of Dun Laoghaire is 15 minutes sea-stroll away, with its beautiful People's Park and Sunday Market, the Pavilion Theatre, Cinema, and stunning Lexicon Library.
You can catch a Dart into Dublin and be there in 30 minutes if you're looking for the high life.
The wild beauty of Wicklow is on your doorstep; around 40 minutes by car and you're deep into Glendalough
But mostly you'll want to stay where you are. In Sandycove

Buzzy restaurants
64 Wine, Rasam, Camille 7 minute stroll
Cool bars
Eagle House, Finnegan's in Dalkey
Cozy cafés
Muggs in Dalkey; Hatch, Punnet & Mitchells in Glasthule, Sandycove Stores, 2 minutes
Retail therapy
Fashion Shopping in Glasthule, Roccoco
Bit of culture
James Joyce Tower is the winner. Also Pavilion Theatre & Lexicon Library
Walks in the park
People's Park is a Victorian beauty. Lovely sea-promenade to Dun Laoghaire
Spot of exercise
Climb Killiney Hill for great views of Dublin Bay
Day tripping
Glendalough & the Wilds of Wicklow. Cruise over Bay to Howth

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