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Rub shoulders with the stars in this southside Victorian villa for €3.2m

This five-bedroom home has spectacular views across Dublin Bay – and an enviable address, too.

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WHETHER YOU THINK of Enya’s castle overlooking Dublin Bay at the foot of Killiney Hill or Van Morrisson and Eddy Irvine sharing a street on Sorrento Road in Dalkey, the seaside villages on Dublin’s southside have long been synonymous with big Irish names.

With stunning sea views and tranquil surroundings, it’s not hard to see why it’s the top spot for celebs who need a break away from it all.

On a par with the neighbouring celebrity homes that encompass it, Epworth on Rockfort Avenue in Dalkey is a gorgeous Victorian home that was wonderfully restored in 2007 by its current owners.

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The kitchen is a luxurious space flooded with natural light thanks to double doors and elevated windows that capture the sun through out the course of the day.

Ready to go, the space has fully fitted cabinetry, hardworking granite worktops and an integrated dishwasher. A dining area next to the doors that lead out to the sun terrace, make it the perfect spot for summer entertaining.

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The cooler months are complemented by hues and furnishings that feature in the separate dining room and connected lounge. Linked by elegant parquet flooring against a marsala and white backdrop, a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove keeps the whole space cosy.

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The parquet flooring continues to an extra family room that’s home to a wonderful bay window that offers views, not just of the rear garden, but of the sea, too.

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Heading on upstairs, the first bedroom commands more sea views, and on a clear day, it’s not hard to spot the seaside village of Howth in the distance. A walk-in wardrobe and an en suite shower room add further luxury. Four more spacious bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom complete the upper floor.

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For the remaining three bedrooms, a large family bathroom that features a Victorian radiator and wooden floor boards. An excellent combination of tiles and crisp white sanitary ware adds freshness.

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A beautifully maintained garden featuring box hedges, flower beds, a garden shed and an elevated sun terrace surrounds Epworth. Off-street parking further adds to the exclusive atmosphere that exudes from this elegant home.

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The beauty of the area – and probably why it’s a favourite amongst the rich and famous – is that it has it all; primary and secondary schools, amenities and recreational activities aren’t hard to come by, yet complete tranquility and privacy is guaranteed.

A less than ten minute stroll will have you in Dalkey village and in less than an hour, you can be in the heart of Dublin city, too.

Epworth, Rockfort Avenue, Dalkey, Co Dublin is on sale for €3,200,000 from Sherry Fitzgerald Dalkey via Daft.ie 

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