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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Want to live like royalty? Try this romantic Victorian castle in Dalkey

We can all dream, can’t we?

BUILT IN 1847 as a ‘summer retreat’, this Victorian mansion in Dublin is now up for grabs.

Clearly those Victorians had better ideas of living than we do…

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No matter, because now you too can have a ‘summer retreat’ for a mere €10,500,000. Or you could make it your main residence and jet ski to work every day as the house has its own private harbour with a working winch capable of lifting in a jet ski or small boat. No, really.

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Coliemore Rd, Dalkey, Co Dublin is for sale for €10,500,00o with BK Early via

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Recently restored, the whole mansion benefits from extensive modernisation while retaining most of the features that attracted such luminaries as George VI, King of England, to visit.

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Downstairs there’s a reception hall, study and double drawing room. As well as all that, there’s a dining room, kitchen – with a bespoke Dalkey Design kitchen – and a conservatory leading to an outdoor timber deck overlooking the harbour.

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On the lower ground floor level there’s a large family/cinema room, a home office, various storage and utility rooms as well as a large boiler room.

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There’s a lodge house on the grounds that provides additional independent accommodation – in case you run out of space in the… castle.

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There are fantastic views of the sea and harbour throughout most of the rooms of the house as well as the various decks and terraces surround the property.

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Upstairs there are four bedrooms – most with vaulted ceilings, ceiling cornices and cast iron radiators. Additionally the main bathroom is on this level.

The master bedroom has all of the above as well as an en-suite with a full bath, separate shower, twin wash hand basins and a dressing room with fitted walnut timber wardrobes.

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On the second floor, in a tower, there’s another large bedroom with its own open fireplace and an adjacent bathroom. Additionally it has a roof terrace with a viewing point.

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The grounds are well maintained Italianate gardens with arched granite statue niches either side of the front door and a secret garden in the grounds.

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Coliemore Rd, Dalkey, Co Dublin is for sale for €10,500,00o with BK Early via 

Read: Fancy a family home in Foxrock? There’s something special on the market right now…

Also: What else could I get for… the €375,000 pricetag on this country cottage in Cork

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