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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
Property description
The Gables is an exquisite detached Edwardian family home of exceptional aesthetic appeal standing centre stage in wonderful secluded, sun drenched gardens of 0.919 acres approx. in the heart of the leafy Burnaby Estate within a few minutes strolling distance of Greystones Golf Club, the town centre, DART, South Beach and all amenities.Dating from 1900, in the Arts and Crafts style, it has been the cherished family home of its current owners for over half a century. Indeed, this special home has had just two former owners in its 120-year history. It was originally designed and built by leading architect Frederick Batchelor, who was president of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland between 1907 and 1910. It later became the home of the Huet Motors family, Irish agents for Rolls Royce, until the current owners made it their home in 1969.Approached through electronic metal gates and a long driveway, flanked either side by mature timbers, colourful shrubs and planting the house is not visible until you reach the end of the drive when it then slowly reveals its dramatic features under a series of red tile roof pitches as you are swept around to the entrance porch.Beautifully presented, one is immediately struck by the infusion of natural light throughout the interior. There is a perfect balance between formal reception and everyday family rooms. There are wonderful high ceilings throughout with decorative cornicing in the main reception rooms, pitched and eaved features in the bedrooms, panelled staircase, beautiful doors, architraves and handles, large casement windows which marry the home and gardens beautifully and a magnificent fireplace in the Drawing Room. Every room has its own special vistas over the delightful gardens. The large courtyard between the kitchen and Coach House provides many possibilities to seamlessly extend the already impressive accommodation, subject to any necessary Planning Permission, should extra space be desired.Greystones is a wonderful location especially for families. Voted World's most liveable community in 2008, it boasts an enviable array of sporting and leisure facilities for adults and children alike. These include the local Rugby, GAA, Soccer, Tennis, Bowling and Sailing clubs, Shoreline indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, two beaches, the harbour, marina and much more. There are three golf clubs at Greystones, Delgany and Charlesland in addition to Druids Glen, Bray and Powerscourt to name but a few. The many local primary and secondary schools have excellent reputations and there are churches of all main denominations. The town has a comprehensive range of renowned eateries, cafes, cosy pubs, specialist and boutique shops, supermarkets, organic food shops and delicatessens. For those who must venture beyond, all Greystones has to offer the N11 leading to the M50 is just minutes away as is the Dart/ Mainline rail station together with the TFI 84, 84X and 184 bus routes to Dublin city and the Aircoach to Dublin airport.OutsideCovered car port for two cars. Garden shed incorporating central heating boiler and irrigation system controls. Sliding timber doors giving access from the front driveway to the rear yard and coach house.The Coach House.This is a stunning detached building, formerly used as a kid's den, having a wall of multi pane windows facing the main house and a porthole window in the gable end. The ground floor comprises a large open plan space suitable for a variety of uses including a home office, playroom / den, studio, gym etc. It also contains a cloakroom with wc & whb and is centrally heated and alarmed. A spiral stairs leads to an exceptionally bright overhead loft with pitch pine flooring and full standing height. Door with external timber steps down to ground levelThe building also incorporates a garden store and outside toilet with wc & whb. As can be seen there is obvious potential to extend and convert subject to any necessary planning approval.To the rear of the Coach House there is a covered log store and workshop.The GardensThe gardens which surround the house on all sides are truly magnificent having been lovingly planted and tended by the current owners for over 50 years. They have been aptly described as a gardener's garden resonating of birdsong, scrambling squirrels and buzzing bees, lavishly planted, full of vibrancy and colour throughout the year.At the end of the driveway you are greeted by a circular lawn incorporating a mature and colourful rose bed which leads to the gravel forecourt. The front garden is bounded by and interspersed with various specimen trees to include silver birch, acres and cherries. There are also various spring and summer flowering shrubs interspaced with hundreds of daffodils and primroses in spring.The rear garden is truly wonderful and contains two expansive lawns. The south east lawn is banked and approached by steps from the verandah. Just to the west a pergola lined pathway with climbing roses, covered in solanum and clematis leads from the patio to the greenhouse at the end of the garden. A second lawn bounded by mature hedging, shrubbery and perennial beds providing a profusion of colour all year round also incorporates a small orchard of apple trees. This is an intriguing garden planted with flair and imagination, a beautiful place in which to relax and enjoy nature at its most beautiful. There is an irrigation system with seven zones ensuring the flower beds and shrubberies are constantly watered.The greenhouse is a lovely structure, timber framed and glazed on brick riser walls it incorporates a special mature vine producing a harvest of grapes annually.AccommodationVerandah style porch with original red clay tile floor leading to hall door.Reception Hallway. A welcoming entrance to the home with feature lead glass windows and archway to a gently rising timber panelled staircase with polished balustrade & spindles.Drawing Room. A wonderful south facing room giving direct access to the gardens. Feature 5-sided bay incorporating folding French doors leading out to the lower lawn, overlooking the orchard and greenhouse. Porthole window adjoining the white marble fireplace having brass inset and marble hearth. Double folding glass panel doors to:Dining Room. An atmospheric room with large casement window looking onto the rear Verandah, feature high level lead glass window and doorways to the Reception and rear hallwaysStudy. An impressive full wall of fitted oak bookshelves and storage presses. Tiled fireplace with timber mantle.Rear Hall leading to the courtyard, Sunroom, back porch and kitchen. Cloakroom with wc and whb. Tiled floor.Sun Room. A lovely place to relax and savour all aspects of the gardens to the south & west through two walls of glazing. French doors lead to the Verandah with its original red clay tile floor. Recessed ceiling downlighters and oak flooring.Kitchen. A large west facing picture window looks out to the patio and Mews building. Comprehensive range of fitted painted timber floor and wall presses, generous worksurfaces, double bowl SSSU, tile splashback, integrated Neff double oven and 4 ring gas hob with extractor canopy, Miele dishwasher. Hatch and doorway to Family Room.Utility room. Feature lead glass window fitted floor and wall presses. Provision for washer, dryer, fridge & freezer.Family Room. A spacious casual space having an 8-panel window looking out onto the front gardens. Metal open fireplace with timber mantle and mirror chimney breast. Fitted floor and wall press units, hatch to kitchen and recessed downlighters.UpstairsUpper landing. Spacious and bright, top lit from a glazed roof light which slides to gives access to the sizeable attic by way of a fold down ladder. There is ample storage with full standing height.Main Bedroom 1. A restful room with archway to feature turret style three-sided bay having captivating views over the side and rear gardens. Part eaved ceiling, bank of fitted wardrobes and door to:En Suite. A large bathroom incorporating bath with tile surround, separate tile and glazed shower cubicle with pump shower, pedestal whb with tile splash back and mirror, heated towel rail and hot press. Door to separate wc.Lobby leading to Bedroom 2 and shower room which can be used as an en suite for the bedroom or independently.Shower room. Fully tiled walls and floor. Double shower cubicle with sliding glazed door and pump shower, wc, pedestal whb with illuminated mirror, recessed shelving and medical press. Heated towel rail.Bedroom 2. Bright and spacious, looking out to the orchard and patio. Full wall of fitted wardrobes & drawers.Bedroom 3. Looking over the front garden. Fitted desk, step in closet and recessed shelved press.Bedroom 4. A large twin room with eaved ceiling and wall of fitted wardrobes. Window looking to a sea of trees and shrubs including a specimen Acer.Lower Landing having a window seat overlooking the Reception hall. Bathroom. Having dual aspect windows, fully tiled walls and floor. Bath with pump shower and glazed shower screen, wc and pedestal whb. Heated towel rail.Bedroom 5. A lovely room with 3 windows overlooking the Mews. Hatch to attic area.Bedroom 6. Feature vaulted ceiling, window facing front garden and two sets of fitted wardrobes.
The Gables, Whitshed Road, The Burnaby, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
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