A superb view of the islands from Howth property
Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30
For a glorious six decades in the 20th Century, you could catch the Hill of Howth Tramway from Sutton, and perform a teetering five-mile circuit of Howth Head on board an electric double-decker tram. The route was closed down by CIE in 1959.
Had it continued, the tram would have passed very close to the Upper Cliff Road, and the residents of a house at Cannon Rock View would have been able to take an easy journey downhill to the village of Howth.
Number 5 Cannon Rock View is a split-level detached house just off the Upper Cliff Road in Howth. It enjoys views of Lambay Island, Ireland's Eye and Howth Harbour.
The internal dimensions of the house are 2,100 square feet. On the first floor – technically the ground floor – is a living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and a picture window overlooking Howth village and the coast. Off this is the kitchen, measuring around 11 feet by 13, which has two skylights and a utility room down the hall.
There are three bedrooms on this floor, one of which has a walk-in wardrobe, as well as a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Below this, at basement level, are two more bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms.
Large glazed sliding doors lead from the living room to a raised patio outside.
Number 5 has been recently refurbished, and has a B3 energy rating. It's about a kilometre from Howth village, and a 20-minute walk to the Dart station.
Sherry FitzGerald in Sutton is the agent (01 839 4022) and the asking price is €1.1m.