Four on the market: Six-bedroom homes in Bray
A selection of four six-bed properties on the market in the Wicklow town.
Rockshale, Dargle Lane
€495k Gunne Dun Laoghaire (01) 280 1719
To get to Rockshale, you go up a narrow driveway beside a small Honda dealership at Dargle Lane, which is just off the N11.Of course when the house was built, back in the 1940s, there were no dual carriageways and no Hondas (cars at least). Apart from that, the house is true to its era, and as it's set on a slope, its garden is full of intrigue. It has a drawing room, dining room and lounge on the ground floor, as well as a kitchen and utility room and a bathroom. The six bedrooms are upstairs, with another bathroom. Total size is 2,153 sq ft.
New Bawn, Old Connaught Ave
€850 Sherry Fitzgerald, Bray (01) 286 6630
New Bawn began life as a modest bungalow, although it's hard to believe that now. It was bought by its current owners in the '80s and they've extended it into a rambling 3,552 sq ft house. It's set well back from Old Connaught Avenue on a half site. There's a vast, open-plan kitchen and family room, with a fireplace and doors to the patio. There's also a dining room, living room and office, as well as a guest bedroom.The first floor has another five bedrooms, two of them en-suite, and the master bedroom has a balcony.
Richmond Terrace, Meath Road
€375k DNG Bray, (01) 286 7625
Number 4 Richmond Terrace, one of a row of Victorian redbricks at Meath Road, has been partly remodelled, but the job needs finishing. The ground floor has a living room, drawing room, dining room and family room, as well as the kitchen and a guest toilet. On the first floor are four bedrooms, a shower room and a study, and there are another two bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor. There's off-street parking in the front garden, while the back garden, which is about 72 ft long, backs onto the railway line.
Ard na Gréine, King Edward Rd
€1.35m HJ Byrne, (01) 286 2113
Built around 1905, Ard na Gréine is described by the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as "a good example of Edwardian freestyle… although somewhat plain". It's a redbrick villa-style two-storey house on an acre of grounds at King Edward Road, known as Bray's 'best' address. The ground floor has a dining room, morning room, drawing room and study, as well as the kitchen, utility room and scullery. Six bedrooms, one en-suite, and the main bathroom are on the first floor.