Rooms with a view in Co Dublin
Mount St Mary's €1.25m
If you take a trip up to the Hill of Howth on a weekend afternoon, you'll be met by groups of tourists who can't get enough of the view they have come upon. The sight of the lighthouse glittering in the sunlight, the city lights in the evening, the seals swimming around Ireland's Eye; it's no wonder the cameras won't stop clicking.
Now imagine that view, without the selfie sticks or foreign students. Imagine that view from almost every room in your home. Mount St Mary's in Howth has these sights and lots more.
Situated on the corner site where Thormanby Road meets Nashville Road, the property is on a prime elevated spot, just a short stroll from Howth village.
While in need of modernisation, Mount St Mary's is in decent condition and has plenty of period features to work with to make this a fine family home.
All rooms have high ceilings and decorative coving. Six of the rooms have the original marble fireplaces with cast iron insets.
The kitchen will probably need the most work. Still in its original position in the house, it has steps down to a rear hall with outside stores and a pantry.
There is a study, drawing room, bathroom and formal dining room on the ground floor. Upstairs, there is a bathroom and hotpress on the return, and five bedrooms on the first floor.
Outside, the gardens are laid in lawns to the front, side and rear, and there is plenty of potential to extend the property, subject to planning.
Howth has a lot to offer with plenty of walks, seafood restaurants and bars. The DART runs from the village and there is a decent bus service into the city as well.
Mount St Mary's at Thormanby Road, Co Dublin is on sale for €1.25m and the agent is Gallagher Quigley (01) 8183000.