Get head of the game in Clontarf with this property
Beech Lodge, at 118 Kincora Grove, Clontarf, Dublin, was once the gamekeeper's lodge for Clontarf Castle at a time when the castle estate would have covered a huge area of north Dublin.
Since then, most of the lands have been sold for housing, surrounding Beech Lodge with a multitude of younger neighbours.
The lodge was built in the late 18th or early 19th Century, and then around 25 years ago it was modernised and extended to 2,357 square feet. The owners were careful not to mess with its architectural authenticity, though. And some interesting salvage went on as well: the roof tiles in the new extension came from the Belvedere Hotel, the wooden floor from Boland's Mills and the doors from Trinity College.
There are three reception rooms: the drawing room to the left of the front door measures over 24 feet by 16. It has a marble fireplace and two bay windows, as well as sliding doors to the courtyard. The dining room and living room are on the right, and have bay windows with box seats.
There's also a large kitchen/breakfast room. A hallway leads from there to a utility and a wet room.
One bedroom is on the ground floor. The master bedroom upstairs has three bay windows and a jacuzzi bath in its en-suite. And there are three other bedrooms on the first floor, one of them with en-suite shower room, as well as the main family bathroom.
The agent is Gunne in Fairview (01 833 5844) and it's on the market for €895,000.