Top let: Grand designs on the rental market
Glenageary, Co Dublin, Rent: €10,000 per month
Rathmore was built around 1900 and has passed through surprisingly few hands since that time.
A lavish, five-bay, two-storey 'gentleman's residence', the old red-brick exterior along with an interesting mix of Edwardian, Victorian and Arts & Crafts touches make this a most unusual home with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
Original features such as mullioned sash windows, cornicing, coving and ceiling chandeliers maintain the original grandeur of this home.
There are a variety of reception areas downstairs, from the enclosed lobby area through to the large hall, which is tiled with a marble fireplace. From here, the original mahogany-carved staircase rises to a spacious landing.
There are two receptions, which are fitted in a comfortable fashion with sofas, easy chairs and occasional furniture, armoires and drapes - both have fireplaces and sash windows, one has double doors leading to the gardens.
The dining room formally seats 10 and is finished in luxurious gold and cream, with a chandelier and coving which mirrors the other rooms. Again, here there are double doors to the garden.
The kitchen has a range and cupboards which are finished in a white country style.
There is a contemporary island/breakfast unit and a separate dining area, with a utility room off.
There are five bedrooms upstairs, three of which are ensuite - the master has a dressing room and full bathroom and there is another very large family bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath.
There is around one acre of land, which is laid out in manicured lawn, with lots of mature trees, planted beds and a patio/barbeque area which is south facing. A gardener and housekeeper are available at an extra cost to maintain the property if the new tenant wishes.
The driveway is surfaced in gravel with parking for up to 10 cars and the house is set well back from the road. There is a separate coach/mews house on the grounds, which can be rented at an additional cost. This has two bedrooms and is self-contained. There are remote-controlled gates and excellent security.
Located on Adelaide Road, this puts the tenant in proximity to the N11, M50 and Dun Laoghaire, Killiney and Dalkey. The house is being let furnished or, if preferred, part-furnished.
LEASE: One year
Enquiries: Sherry FitzGerald Lettings (01) 278 4282