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Clooneva, Rockfort Ave €1.295m
Built in 1852 on the site of an earlier house, Clooneva was originally known as Eva Cottage and sits on a large and very private 0.2 acre site with pedestrian side access at the Coliemore end of Dalkey, next door to a very pretty converted Methodist chapel.
Unusually, the detached house is not a protected structure, but it does retain a wealth of period features from the Victorian era and a later Edwardian facelift. In total, there is 2,015 sq ft of living space, with bright living areas and four bedrooms.
The elegant front porch leads to the high-ceilinged entrance hall, off which to the left is the dining room with a bay window. To the right is a drawing room which also has a bay window and an adjoining butler's pantry.
Upstairs are three large double bedrooms (one en-suite). The family bathroom is also on the first floor. A fourth bedroom or library is located on the lower level. The kitchen, breakfast room and family room are to the rear of the house and overlook the 100ft long south-facing garden, which is laid out mainly in lawn with mature planted beds, specimen trees, stone walling and a detached garden room. To the front, the garden wall is built from Dalkey granite. There is also a large detached garage (130 sq ft) fronting onto Rockfort Avenue.
Dalkey Village has a great sense of community and has more than its fair share of celebrities, with one famous local troubadour residing very close to Clooneva. The annual Dalkey Book Festival, which takes place in June, is a summer highlight that attracts a good calibre of speaker. The village is known for its good food shops, pubs and restaurants, with DeVilles, Jaipur and Ragazzi among the most popular spots. The DART station in the village ensures ease of access to schools all along the coast, from Holy Child Killiney to St Michael's in Ballsbridge.It's for sale for €1.295m with Hunters.