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Wake up to the sea views that inspired James Joyce in this €3.5m Sandycove lodge

Jump in the sea at the Forty Foot, or look out at Dublin Bay from your front door.

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IF RECENT SUNNY weather events have you dreaming of coastal pursuits, look no further than Cove Lodge in Sandycove, Co. Dublin.

The famed Forty Foot bathing spot is mere minutes away from this four-bedroom home, and the front door literally opens up to the waterfront.

Residents will also be able to spot the nearby James Joyce Tower and Museum, named for the author who set the opening scenes of Ulysses there.

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Sandycove Lodgeis a key part of developer Robin Power’s seaside portfolio. Power owns a number of similar properties near the Sandycove promenade, and according to the Irish Times, sold neighbouring Ossory Lodge last year.

The property certainly is spacious, with 3,350 sq ft of home to enjoy. Inhabitants can take their pick of where to recline, with a drawing room featuring a large fireplace, a TV/family room, dining room, study and a playroom, all leading into each other.

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Family and dining rooms open via French doors onto a 100 ft mature garden, immaculately tended by the current owners.

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The bright, sea-facing kitchen is open plan and handmade of solid wood by Design House.

To the rear of the house is a convenient boot room, pantry and utility room to ensure kitchen areas remain breezy and clutter free.

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Separate to the dining room, the kitchen features a cosy dining island, so nature-loving diners can survey one the long stretch of Dublin Bay visible from the windows.

It’s not just the kitchen that has see views, of course. Howth, Scotsman’s Bay, Sandycove Strand and Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier can all be seen from various parts of Cove Lodge.

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Upstairs contains four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom comes with two adjoining dressing rooms, one with potential to be a study, and another en-suite bathroom with twin sinks.

To the front and the side of the bedroom are wide windows, maximising those ocean views.

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A lengthy south facing lawn takes up most of the garden and is flanked by trees which create privacy. The stone patio offers a sun trap, perfect for relaxing outdoors.

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Take your pick of picturesque walks as Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, and Glenageary are all around the corner. The local Sandycove DART station will have you in Dublin city centre in under 25 minutes, and the area is served by Dublin bus too.

Families can take their pick of several primary and secondary schools, and the area features plenty of bars, sports clubs and restaurants.

Cove Lodge, Marine Parade, Sandycove, Co. Dublin is on sale for €3,500,000 from Lisney Dun Laoghaire via Daft.ie.

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Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

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