Sunday 19 November 2017

Surprising views from spacious homestead

Montana House, The Ward, Co Dublin AMV €800,000

The exterior of Montana House.
The exterior of Montana House.
The main reception room.
The mahogany staircase in the hallway.
The dining room.

Donal Buckley

North County Dublin may not be famous for its views but Montana House can surprise visitors as it has both ground level views over the city out to the Sugar Loaf in the Wicklow Mountains as well first floor views from its wide balconies as far as the Irish Sea on a clear day.

North County Dublin may not be famous for its views but Montana House can surprise visitors as it has both ground level views over the city out to the Sugar Loaf in the Wicklow Mountains as well first floor views from its wide balconies as far as the Irish Sea on a clear day.

One of its former owners was motor importer Pino Harris who, along with his brother William, ranked 59th in the Sunday Independent Rich List this year with wealth of €167m. He has also been a dab hand at property investment and was one of those who invested in the tax driven restoration of the Christina O yacht.

Believed to have been built in the 1960's by the Campbell family, Montana House has seen some high quality building work as reflected in a mahogany timber staircase and double doors to the its reception rooms as well as the decorative coving and windows decorated with brass.

It also has 60 acres of good quality land which might appeal not alone to a family who enjoys hobby farming or equestrian leisure activities but also to those wishing to generate a return from the property. They could include market gardeners, tillage or grazing farmers. Its 16 loose boxes and gentle gradient could appeal to horse trainers while further from the house, a large cattle shed and surrounding yard could winter 70 cattle.

While it's not easy to get planning permission for a major development in this area of Dublin, nevertheless some prospective purchasers may be enticed by its extensive frontage onto two roads.

It will go for auction on June 26 with an €800,000 AMV.

With a floor area of 280sqm (3,000sq ft) accommodation in the house itself includes four reception rooms, and four double bedrooms. At ground level it also accommodates a guest wc, small boot room and a kitchen/ breakfast room with both a Rayburn solid fuel cooker as well as an electric cooker.

Upstairs each of the four bedrooms is fitted with a wash basin and vanity unit and two have fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom is also located at this level as well as a door from the landing to the east facing front balcony.

Outside there is an attractive entrance from the road along a well-kept drive with lawns, rose beds and clipped hedgerows. A detached two -car garage is also close to the house.

Located opposite The White House pub and restaurant, it is about 5.5km north of the M50/N2 junction, 10km from Dublin Airport and 13km from Dublin City.

Contact Savills 01 6634350

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