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Soak up sea views by the pool from this €7.5m Dalkey 'castle'

Mount Alverno also has its own tennis court, waterfall, and battlements.

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HOUSES LIKE MONTE Alverno certainly don’t come along every day – and this one has been a fixture of Dalkey’s Sorrento Rd since 1835.

The towering six-bedroom home boasts almost an acre and a half of gardens as well as an impressive floor space of 770 sq.m/8,295 sq.ft.

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Built to take in the best of Killiney Bay and the surrounding sea views, the period castellated home sits on an elevated site that affords excellent views from almost every room.

For the best look at the bay, head to one of the turrets – it has 360 degree views all the way to the Atlantic horizon, and is a super-comfy study.

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The magnificent dining room provides views outwards through the large conservatory, which is home to the fish pond and waterfall. It’s an incredible – if slightly formal – entertainment and dining space.

For less formal meals, there’s a lovely bright breakfast room which comes equipped with high-quality Miele appliances.

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The bedrooms are sumptuous, with the master bedroom boasting both a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. This floor also has another living space, and access to the turret via spiral staircase for a full Disney princess fantasy.

The bedrooms all have a south-facing aspect and sweeping sea views, from Sorrento Terrace across to Bray Head.

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The magic of Monte Alverno doesn’t stop inside, though. Outside, there’s an observation tower with a fully tiled changing room, shower and bathroom, as well as a rather nice plant room and a pool serving area.

There’s also a greenhouse and bathing area nearby, and from here access to the terraced back garden, shed, and private tennis court is easy.

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Monte Alverno’s gardens have been meticulously kept over the years, with manicured lawns and neat lines of shrubbery throughout. There’s a patio made with Dalkey granite, and a Chinese garden that features a stunning waterfall.

The best part, though? That would be the 65ft long heated swimming pool, with a fearsome dragon tile design and underwater lighting. Time for a dip, we say…

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Monte Alverno, Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin is on sale for €7,500,000 from Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey via

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