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Step inside the 18th century Donnybrook home once visited by Queen Victoria

A €2.4m period gem in the heart of leafy South Dublin.

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ON DONNYBOOK’S BELMONT Avenue, one property stands out above the rest.

Number 70, known as Belmont House, is an elegant five-bed that’s perhaps South Dublin’s oldest home. It dates back to the mid-18th century, and the story goes that Queen Victoria stopped in for a visit en route to Mount Anville back in 1849.

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Upon arriving through the ivy-clad entrance, visitors can expect to be transported back in time. Belmont House has large reception rooms, all of which have high ceilings, period fireplaces, original doors and sash windows.

Maintained beautifully by the current owners, this property was extended in the 1970s, adding a family room, dual-aspect kitchen and courtyard to the original building.

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The master bedroom is impressively sized and has an en-suite, but the star of this home is the drawing room to the rear, which features French windows, an open marble fireplace and access to the side garden.

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The rear garden is also a standout, surrounded by mature trees and recently landscaped. For an even larger green oasis, Belmont Avenue is a short stroll from Herbert Park, a 32-acre area with all-weather tennis courts, a new café and a regular food market.

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Location-wise, this property is a winner, too. Belmont Avenue links the charming villages of Ranelagh and Donnybrook, and is just a twenty-five minute walk from St Stephen’s Green.

The area is served by plenty of Dublin bus links and you’re a 15-minute walk from the Green Line Luas at Beechwood. Local amenities include schools, shops, restaurants, sports clubs, University College Dublin and much more.

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

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