In the lap of luxury in D6
Temple Road, Dartry, Dublin 6
Caherdaniel is located in the wilds of Kerry, known primarily as Daniel O'Connell's birthplace.
The Burns family's Manorglen Properties has purloined it to name its jewel-in-the-crown property at the Temple Road development in Dartry which, although it looks like an 'old' home, is very much a 'new' home, and selling to a well-heeled buyer at €4.5m.
The other homes on offer in this small development are the Ellington and the Glandore, which are priced at €2.5m and €2m respectively, on land originally owned by Viscount Palmerston.
It will be no surprise therefore, that the 5,090 sq ft of floor space is built to the most luxurious of standards - Victoriana on the outside, 21st century within.
There are a number of reception rooms over the lower two floors ideal for entertaining, with proportions befitting its size, including a dining room (which has a dumb waiter fitted to the kitchens), sitting rooms, cinema room, study and sun room in addition to the large kitchen/dining/seating area, which comes with a pantry, utility and wine room (of course) and which leads out to a patio area at the rear.
There are plenty of parquet walnut floors and carpeting throughout, along with top-of-the-range fittings. There is one bedroom at the garden level and four on the first floor, all ensuite.
Carlson pulley sash windows add to the traditional looks and there are five fireplaces in the house, which may be redundant given the extensive underfloor heating, of which the austere Victorians would undoubtedly have disapproved.
The whole is behind wrought iron gates, with gravel frontage, granite and brick pillars, and a red-brick finish.
There are manicured lawns, mature plantings with a number of specimen trees and plenty of room for off-road parking.
Added security is provided by intercoms on two floors, and external camera and speaker at the gates.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909 and DNG (01) 491 2600