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A spectacular €2.4 million Donnybrook home that has over 250 years of history

It’s thought that it was built for a mistress of Milltown Park’s owners.

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BUILT IN 1760, this wonderful Georgian five-bedroom residence sits on a quarter of an acre and is thought to have originally been a dowager house (home built for a widow).

The alternative is that is could have been built for a mistress of one of the earliest owners of Milltown Park.

The five-bedroom house has been lived in by its current owners since 1970 and is filled with natural light, high ceilings, period fireplaces, original doors and tall sash windows. It is one of the oldest surviving houses in South Dublin.

It’s on sale for €2.4 million.

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Belmont was once used as a coach house for the Milltown Estate and oral history claims that Queen Victoria once visited it while travelling to see William Dargan in Mount Anville in 1840. Its grounds used to stretch as far as the Eglington Road.

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The house is perfectly positioned within walking distance of Ranelagh, Donnybrook and Ballsbridge, while St Stephen’s Green is 25 minutes’ stroll. It’s also located near the 32-acre Herbert Park, with tennis courts and a new cafe operated by Lolly & Cooks.

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The house features multiple marble open fireplaces, bay and sash windows, ceiling cornicing, French doors to the garden and polished timber flooring, along with a sun terrace and a basement.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom contains a bay window, ceiling cornicing and wall-to-wall, built in wardrobes, along with a dressing area. The master en-suite features a double sink unit with storage, WC, a bidet and a sash window.

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The house has four other bedrooms, all of which are located on the first floor with the master bedroom. One of the bedrooms is en suite and has doors leading to a sun terrace.

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Downstairs, the kitchen also has a door to the patio, along with a range of cream high-gloss wall and base units, a stainless-steel sink, an oven, a hob, an extractor fan, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. There are two sash windows and a large triple window.

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Belmont House, 70 Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 is on sale for €2.4 million from Sherry Fitzgerald via Daft.ie.

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