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Victorian mansion in Dalkey with a private path to the sea - yours for €5.25m

Soak up views of Dublin Bay from the bath.

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WHEN IT COMES to Rockview, a Victorian property positioned off Coliemore Road in Dalkey, Co Dublin, nothing is done by halves.

Despite being an alluring residence to the front, what lies to the rear is what makes Rockview truly stand out, as the perfect positioning of the property means residents can enjoy panoramic views across Dublin Bay. 

After stepping through the light-filled conservatory at the front of the 3,745 sq ft property, the entrance hall leads right through to the sun room, which boasts stunning views of Dalkey Island, Muglin’s Lighthouse and the Irish Sea. 

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French doors open to a large sun terrace which runs the width of the property. Here, there’s ample room for dining outdoors, hosting guests or to simply soak in the view. 

Before reaching the sun room, the drawing room is to the right of the hallway. Superb sea views can also be enjoyed from here thanks to the box bay window, with a large, marble fireplace adding a cosy and homely feel. 

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To the left of the hallway is the open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, with bespoke hand-painted units, marble counter tops and multiple high-end appliances, including an Aga, Miele double oven, American-style fridge/freezer and an instant hot water system.

The adjoining dining area features a brick fireplace, built-in bookcases and French doors which open to the front garden. A fifth bedroom/study room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation. 

A flight of stairs from the sun room leads to the lower garden level, where the family room enjoys unobstructed sea views, underfloor heating and access to the deck outside. To the right is a double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and sea views, as well as an en-suite bathroom.

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Household tasks can be kept out of sight and out of mind on this floor, with a pantry, walk-in airing cupboard, drying room and a spacious laundry room located here. 

Moving up to the first floor, there is a well-appointed master bedroom (with sea views, of course), a fully-fitted walk-in wardrobe and an enviable en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath. There’s also a built-in TV which can be enjoyed from the bath – or you could look out the window for awe-inspiring views of the sea. 

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There are two more double bedrooms on this floor, as well as the main bathroom, which boasts a large vanity unit and matching cabinetry.

Over the years, the property has been refurbished to suit modern living while still retaining its original character throughout, thanks to features such as ceiling coving, picture rails and pitch pine floors.

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Rockview is approached via electric gates, with ample parking space on the gravelled forecourt, while there’s also a 500 sq ft garage on the grounds. The rear garden is designed in a low-maintenance, rockery style and boasts direct access to the shoreline via a private pathway. 

Dalkey town is just a five-minute walk from the property, while Dun Laoghaire can be reached within a 10-minute drive. 

Rockview, Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin is on the market for offers in excess of €5,250,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie. 

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