Saturday 18 November 2017

Rugby star to kiss beloved Dublin home goodbye, as it goes on sale for €1.3m

The Moorings €1.3m

The Moorings is 4,360 sq ft
The Moorings is 4,360 sq ft
The living room is 28ft by 23ft and has French doors to the garden

The international rugby player Kyran Bracken lived in Skerries in his infancy. He moved with his family to Liverpool when he was four and went on to have a stellar career with the England rugby team before he retired in 2004. However, he always retained a fondness for the north Dublin fishing village he had called home in the 1970s.

Bracken owns several properties in Skerries, including The Moorings, a recently-built detached house in the townland of Barnageeragh. It's in a short cul-de-sac off the Balbriggan Road and has lovely sea views, and as it's only about 100 metres from the coast, you're never far from a bracing walk (or run, if you're the athletic type).

The house is essentially two-storey measuring some 4,360 sq ft, but that doesn't include the attic level, where there's a large home cinema or games room (about 23ft by 15ft), along with one en-suite bedroom.

There are five bedrooms in all, the other four being on the first floor. Two of these have en-suite baths, including the master bedroom which also has a walk-in wardrobe and a glass wall overlooking the Irish Sea.

The main reception room on the ground floor is a huge, open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room measuring some 44ft by 23ft. The kitchen has a centre island with a granite countertop and integrated appliances including two dishwashers, no less.

There are French doors from the kitchen to the garden, and another set of French doors leads to a living room (28ft by 23ft) with a wood floor and more French doors to the garden. Also on this floor there's a smaller family room or study.

A lean-to garage adjoins the house, and there's access from there to the lawned back garden.

The agent is P Marry & Associates (01) 802 1169 and the asking price is €1.3m.

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