Arts and Crafts house, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Arts and Crafts house, Howth, Co. Dublin.




May 2020

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

The Manse is a landmark home on the main approach to Howth village. It is a listed Arts & Crafts house that originally served as the Manse for the Presbyterian Church next door. Now fully refurbished to combine modern living standards with its many quirky features. We are keen cooks so the kitchen is well equipped and connects via an arch to our dining room with feature fireplace, cornicing and leaded sandstone mullioned bay window. Our sitting room is also replete with features including another generous bay window overlooking the south facing back garden. The garden features a spacious patio with comfortable furniture, a well (!) and views to Howth Head.

Our home is a short stroll to the village with its bars, restaurants and shops..The DART will take you to and from the City centre in 20 minutes. A regular bus service also passes the front gate. The vast amenities of the Howth Castle estate directly adjoin our back garden and the Burrow and Claremont beaches are just a 10 minute walk away.


More about us

  1. We are a married couple. It's just the two of us!

  2. Michael is a Solicitor and a great cook. Lorna works in the Bank, enjoys Michael's cooking!

  3. Love hill walks in Howth, nice food and wine!

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Where is it?


Whenever we return from holidays abroad we wonder what others would think of Howth as a holiday destination. It really has everything on the doorstep: hill walking and historic walking tours, cycling, golfing, pony trekking, GAA, rugby, football, hockey, tennis and squash. For water babies there is sailing, boat trips to Ireland's Eye, fishing, swimming, kayaking, wind and kite surfing. We particularly enjoy walking the full circuit around the peninsula that takes about 3 hours (and more if you want to detour or stop for a picnic or for something to eat or drink in the village) of stunning scenery from Dublin Bay to the south and around to vies of Ireland's Eye, Lambay Ireland and beyond to the Mourne Mountains. You will pass the Martello Tower in Sutton and pass by farmland from water's edge and hidden coves for a quick dip or diving spots for the more adventurous) to cliff tops, the Bailey Lighthouse, the Summit (short detour for a pint) and back to the village. The tree piers in Howth Harbour and the Claremont and Burrow Beaches offer great evening sunset walks.

Hungry and thirsty now? The nearest bar and restaurant is The Bloody Stream is just 5 minutes from our door. The Dog House just beside it is a favourite with the kids. The West Pier has several fish restaurants and great fish shops. We love Beshoff's, Doran's and Nicky's Plaice but they are all great. Aqua at the end of the pier is very stylish and has great evening views. Further along the Harbour Road, Mamo is a terrific new arrival and Il Panorama and East are very popular with the locals. The Abbey Tavern is famous for giving The Dubliners their first gigs and look out for some very good musical and comedy acts. House does a great brunch. Best tip is just to explore at your leisure.

Buzzy restaurants
Beshoffs (day time), The Bloody Stream, The Dog House, Octopussy, The Oar House, Brass Monkey, Kish, Aqua, Mamo, East, King Sitric, House. 21 Church Street
Cool bars
Bloody Stream, Findlaters, O'Connell's, East, Abbey Tavern, The Summit, Harbour Bar
Cozy cafés
Il Panorama has the best coffee.
Retail therapy
McGurks for all your golf gear, Surround and Maggi & Me for cool clothes and nice things
Bit of culture
Steeped in history: the Howth gun running, stand in the steps of George IV on the West Pier, Howth Castle and gardens with its links to the Gaisford St Lawrence family, Grainneuaile the Pirate Queen, Dean Swift, Ulysses, and visit Aedin's Grave a 4,500 year old dolmen in the rhoddodenron woods.
Walks in the park
Howth Demesne and the cliff walks
Spot of exercise
Tennis, golf, sailing, swimming on the beach nearby
Day tripping
Day trips to Malahide, Skerries, Dublin city

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