Thursday 5 December 2019

Dev's development: Donnybrook's Morehampton Terrace

Bushey Park House
Bushey Park House
Number 73 Hollybrook Road, Clontarf,
Number 39 Morehampton Terrace

Probably the most famous resident of Donnybrook's Morehampton Terrace was Eamon De Valera, who lived there briefly on his marriage in 1910.

It's still largely an Edwardian terrace, though Morehampton Hall was built only in 2006 in an architectural style in keeping with the area's provenance.

Number 39 is a three-bedroom house extending over 1,063 sq ft. On the ground floor are a living room with a remote-controlled gas fire; a kitchen/breakfast room with two sets of French doors leading to the garden, and a small guest toilet. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside is a 36ft garden with a paved patio and lawn, and there is off-street parking for one car.

Herbert Park is about five minutes away on foot, while the walk to St Stephen's Green should take about 25 minutes.

Number 39 Morehampton Terrace, Morehampton Hall, is for sale for €800,000 through Savills Dawson Street (01 663 4300).

Demesne event

Bushey Park House is a late Georgian residence built in 1815 at Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Its South Lodge, behind a concealed gate near the entrance to the demesne, dates from the same period.

South Lodge is a two-storey Georgian cottage substantially rebuilt in 2002. It's set on 12-and-a-third acres of land adjoining the Bushey Park Demesne at Little Newtown.

Extending over 1,098 sq ft, South Lodge includes a rustic kitchen with Rayburn that heats the house and French doors leading to the garden, from which you can enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains.

From the windows of the living room upstairs you can see the Sugar Loaf. There are two also two double bedrooms, both en-suite.

It's less than 3km from the village of Enniskerry, which is about 23 miles from Dublin city. You can access the N11 in around five minutes or less.

South Lodge is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge (01 237 6300) for €950,000.

Gardener's world

Built in the early 20th century, Number 73 Hollybrook Road, Clontarf, is a pretty detached bungalow lived in by a devoted gardener. The cottage is on a site of just under a quarter of an acre. Much of this is given over to a 114ft back garden planted with trees, lawn and flowers, and including a greenhouse. The 1,098 sq ft house is entered through a sunroom porch; inside is a bay-windowed living room with a fireplace, a kitchen/ breakfast room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is off-street parking to the front, and vehicular access from a garage at the back onto Hollybrook Court Drive.

Number 73 is for sale by public auction on 18 June with an AMV of €750,000. Lisney Drumcondra (01 884 0700) is the agent for the sale.

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