Tuesday 27 September 2016

Top let: Grand designs on the rental market

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

The exterior of Copperhill in Rathmichael
The exterior of Copperhill in Rathmichael
The back garden features a playground
The lobby-style circular entrance hall.
The massive open-plan kitchen

Visiting executives normally get booked into hotels when they're working here temporarily, but with this property, they pretty much get to rent their own hotel.

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With 10,000 sq ft of accommodation, complete with gym, tennis court and a playground to rival a small park, this house in Rathmichael Haven will seem like hotel living, except you'll probably have to do your own laundry.

'Copperhill' is massive. Along with the leisure activities, there is a long sweeping driveway to the entrance and this modern house, set on 1.5ac, enters through a lobby-style circular hall with double-height vaulted ceiling and a spiral staircase leading to a gallery.

Starting upstairs, the master bedroom at 1,000 sq ft, the size of many starter homes in the country, has his and hers separate ensuites and walk-in wardrobes.

There are a further five bedrooms, all ensuite and an independent 'guest wing' with a living room and bathroom.

Downstairs, the kitchen is stocked with appliances and fitted in white and dark wood cupboards. There is a large island breakfast bar and separate dining area with seating for eight.

A pantry has further catering facilities including two ovens, a dishwasher and a second fridge/freezer. Entertaining the troops isn't going to be an issue. There is a children's den off the kitchen area, leading to an outdoor deck with views of Dalkey Island and the Kish lighthouse.

There is a formal dining room if the weather isn't up to it, with seating for 16 and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rear courtyard and gardens.

Other reception rooms include a drawing room, library and home office with separate meeting areas and a smaller adjacent office.

The gym is fully equipped with a steam room and shower room, and there is a wine cellar for up to 500 bottles. A triple-car garage is accessed directly from the house and garden maintenance is included in the rental price, which is probably just as well given the extensive land.

LEASE: One year.

Enquiries: Sherry Fitzgerald Lettings (01) 2784282.

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