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Raise a glass to this €4.5m Howth pad with a Guinness story

The palatial home has views right across to Bull Island.

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WITH SEA VIEWS, incredible walking and hiking opportunities and a small-town feel despite being a tourist hub, Howth is a holiday paradise that’s still convenient for city commuters. It’s no surprise, then, that the area is highly desirable among house-hunters.

One such desirable home is Quichon, located just off Ceanchor Road, now on the market for €4.5 million.

Once the home of the late Jennifer Guinness, who married into the brewing dynasty, Quichon enjoys unbeatable sea views over Dublin Bay. As well as owning the home, Jennifer played a hands-on role in the design process, according to the Irish Independent.

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The resulting four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is a palatial spread that still feels bright, inviting and distinctly low-maintenance. A living room/dining hall leads out on to a south facing terrace, flooding the ground level with natural light.

An added bonus is that almost every room in this impressive home has garden access. Spread over 5,000 sq ft, the split level home comprises of a ground level and a lower ground level, connected by a spiral staircase as well as a lift.

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The drawing room, dining areas and kitchen make the most of the ‘upper’ level views, plus there’s a boot room and a two-car garage.

In the kitchen sits a large central island, a four-oven Aga, and a Miele oven. Two sinks and plenty of storage streamline this hub of the home with ease, making it a dream kitchen for busy families.

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The kitchen is home to a dining area, but breakfasts would be hard to resist in the connecting east-facing conservatory that, of course, has access to the terrace and the garden.

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The drawing room has an open fireplace that’s modern in style, large windows that offer views of Bull Island and French doors that lead to the garden level patio.

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All four bedrooms reside on the lower ground floor, each with terrace access and two with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room and built-in wardrobes. This level is also home to a utility room and a main bathroom, as well as a nicely-sized store room/cellar perfect for sports or gardening equipment.

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In a location that needs very little introduction, Quichon is a short drive from the seaside village of Howth that serves all of the bus and rail connections you might need, as well as ample water sports facilities and abundance of schools, shops and restaurants to keep everyone happy. For those who need to commute, the city centre is a 45 minute drive away.

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Quichon, Ceanchor Road, Baily, Howth, Dublin 13 is on sale for €4,500,000 from Gallagher Quigley via Daft.ie. 

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