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Eating out of house and home in Sandycove for €1.45m

1 Martello Terrace, Sandycove €1.45m

Published 13/11/2015 | 02:30

A Victorian corner house, it sits on the seafront and offers 2,000 sq ft of accommodation
A Victorian corner house, it sits on the seafront and offers 2,000 sq ft of accommodation
The dining room has sash windows overlooking the Irish Sea.

There is a good-sized country-style kitchen with Number 1 Martello Terrace in Sandycove, but an enterprising new owner might never have to go to the trouble of using it.

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This Victorian corner house right on the seafront has 2,000 sq ft of accommodation on its upper two floors, while the ground floor - or basement - is a restaurant.

The option is there to buy the house on its own or, if you prefer, the house with the restaurant, which is reportedly yielding an annual rent of €35,000 at present.

You could dine out every night without having to leave home.

The house was refurbished last year but has still retained many of its period features including ornate plasterwork, sash windows and marble fireplaces, and it's a listed building.

There's a flight of granite steps up to the front door, past the restaurant which has its own entrance.

Inside the property, to the left of the entrance hall, is a dining room with sash windows overlooking the Irish Sea. The kitchen is behind that, with a wooden fireplace and a door to a terrace out the back, and there's also a family bathroom on this floor.

The main reception room is an upstairs drawing room painted in lilac, with a wood-burning stove in a stone fireplace, and more views of the Forty Foot and Dun Laoghaire.

There are also two bedrooms on the first floor, including the master bedroom at the front. The third bedroom, a single, is on the first-floor return.

There's a yard out the back with access to Islington Avenue. Sandycove & Glasthule Dart station is about 200 metres away, and it's a five-minute walk to the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire.

Number 1 Martello Terrace is for sale for €1.45m with Ganly Walters, (01) 662 3255.

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