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Soak up Dublin Bay views from your private pool in this €4m hillside villa

The location and layout of this Howth home means you’re never far from some spectacular scenery.

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SITTING ON AN elevated site of 1.5 acres of plush greenery and with sweeping sea views, Somali wouldn’t look out of place on the Italian Riviera.

Its actual address, however, is at Carrickbrack Road, Howth, Dublin 13.

Somali dates back to 1912, but the property has had two full architectural redesigns over the years, making it a modern five-bed family home with luxury finishes.

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Spanning 7790 sq ft, Somali’s layout takes advantage of its unrivalled views of Dublin Bay. In the split-level drawing room, glass doors open to the terrace and make entertaining outdoors a breeze.

From here, there’s access to the family room and open-plan kitchen, making the large space easy to navigate. Glass doors and picture windows throughout maximise the use of natural light and the surrounding sights. 

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Beyond the kitchen is the master bedroom suite and dressing room, a private roof terrace, a library and a study. Wherever you choose to unwind, views of beautiful greenery and the sea are never far away – even from the cinema room. 

The main hallway leads to a stone courtyard, with three bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms beside here, each with bay views. Residents at Somali can enjoy the feeling of staying at a hotel each night, with a pool just a few steps away from the bedrooms. A glass wall runs the length of the pool, meaning homeowners can swim and soak up the sights simultaneously. 

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Relaxation is taken to the next level on the lower ground floor, with a games room and steam room here. Hosting extra guests is no issue thanks to a self-contained one-bedroom apartment, accessed from this level.

If you’d prefer to enjoy the sweeping views from outside, the multiple south-facing terraces at the villa are sure to do the trick.

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Golf enthusiasts will appreciate being within easy access of Howth Golf Club and Deer Park Golf Club, while the walk to the coast will take about 20 minutes. Howth village is a quick 10-minute drive away. With Dublin city centre about 35 minutes away, residents can enjoy the best of both worlds by the sea and the city.

Somali, Carrickbrack Road, Howth, Dublin 13 is on the market for €4,000,000 through Gallagher Quigley via Daft.ie.

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