Friday 30 September 2016

Four on the market: Period homes in Bray

Published 04/03/2016 | 02:30

Waterside
Waterside
Belville
Saint Paul's
Braemar

Four period homes for you to choose from which are currently available to buy in the popular Wicklow town, Bray.

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Waterside, Dargle Vale 

€760k Sherry FitzGerald Bray (01) 286 6630

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With its sylvan gardens abutting the River Dargle, Waterside has all the character of a country house. It's screened from the Upper Dargle Road by a high wall, but a bus stops just outside and the M11 is 150 metres away as the crow flies. It's a rambling period house with a courtyard and outbuildings. The house has five first-floor bedrooms (three en-suite), and on the ground floor, a kitchen, family room, dining room, drawing room and conservatory. Total floor area is 3,166 sq ft. There's also a 559 sq ft summerhouse.

Belville, 2 Belgrave Villas

€660k  Hunters (01) 275 1640

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Belgrave Villas at Meath Road is about three minutes' walk from the seafront and five minutes from the DART station. Number 2, or Belville, is a terraced house in half redbrick, with bay windows. It's 1,931 sq ft in size with four bedrooms upstairs. The main bathroom is on the return level. On the ground floor there's a bay-windowed drawing room opening through sliding doors to a dining room, and both have fireplaces and pitch pine floors. The kitchen is at the back, and outside there are patios and a raised garden.

St Paul’s, Herbert Road

€530k  HJ Byrne (01) 286 2113

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Dating from around 1900, St Paul's at Herbert Road now needs a good bit of tarting up. It does have good bones to work with, and features such as ornately plastered ceilings, original fireplaces and bay windows. It's 2,088 sq ft in size with six bedrooms, though one of these may be sacrificed for a second upstairs bathroom. Downstairs has a sitting room and dining room, both with bay windows and fireplaces, as well as a study, a breakfast room and separate kitchen. The back garden is on two levels.

Braemar, Killarney Road

€1.1m  Sherry FitzGerald Bray (01) 286 6630

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At Braemar, you're never too far from either a burger or a burgher, as Bray people like to joke. It's a little over 100 metres from Bray Town Hall, the 1880s Tudor revival building that now houses a McDonald's. Braemar is a well-preserved 2,648 sq ft detached house on just under two-thirds of an acre. The five bedrooms are upstairs, along with a bathroom and shower room. Downstairs is a drawing room and dining room at the front of the house and a kitchen and library at the back, as well as a study and sun room

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