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Mind your manor: Historic house with Guinness connections – yours for €2.95 million
Nestled down a peaceful lane in Dublin, this dream home packs a punch

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SEEING AS IT dates back to the 1600s, a rich history is to be expected at Hillcot, a stunning period property that sits down a peaceful lane in Dublin 16. Initially known as Kilmashogue House, it was owned by members of the Guinness family, the Slazenger family and well-known artist and poet Sophia Whitty over the years.

Electric gates only add to the grandeur of the 350 m² home that’s accessed by a driveway that passes a paddock before you even reach the front door. To the left, you’ll find a smaller paddock that’s sure to be a favourite spot for whoever buys Hillcot as it has great city views with Phoenix Park and Dublin Bay visible in the distance.

This striking symmetrical double-fronted home and the 5.5 acres it sits on is now on the market for €2,950,000.

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An elegant glass porch that leads to the entrance hall that’s flanked by two bright reception rooms with double aspects and views over the front grounds.

Bay windows, solid wood flooring and large fireplaces add more symmetry inside as well as out. The inner hallway is home to the eye-catching staircase that leads to the upper floors. The space is basked in natural light thanks to the central skylight overhead.

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Move further on down to the back of the house and you’ll reach the large open plan kitchen and dining space. This is a room that’s in great nick and is extra homely and cosy thanks to the Aga range and country-style decor.

From this main social space, double doors lead to the back patio while a handy utility room connects from the kitchen also. 

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Another, albeit smaller reception room is currently being used as a home office and has the added luxury of a fully accessible bathroom, ideal for someone doesn’t want to take the stairs. 

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Take the stairs upward and you’ll come to the large balcony that’s filled with natural light. Each of the five bedrooms is a double and they share the two bathrooms on the same floor. The two largest rooms look over the front of the house and have dual aspect views of town and countryside. One bedroom has its own walk-in dressing room along with private access to a bathroom.

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There’s a pretty patio to the back of the house and also a walled garden which is sure to delight keen gardeners. This along with the paddocks ensures great potential on the grounds of Hillcot, whether the new owner wants to grow vegetables, keep horses, or both. 

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Drive anywhere for ten minutes and you’ll reach everything you need, whether that’s shopping centres and pubs or schools and sporting grounds. Indeed, the aerial view of Hillcot makes it hard to believe that it’s so close to the city.

Hillcot, Hillcot, Kilmashogue Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 is on the market for €2,950,000 through DNG.


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