McGovern Estate presents ‘Slievemore’, constructed in 1902, a four bedroomed semi-detached period family home situated in the much sought after area known as “The Burnaby” in Greystones, Co Wicklow. It will offer its new owners an opportunity of modern living in a well-established mature Edwardian setting.
The accommodation of ‘Slievemore’ briefly comprises a bright and spacious hallway with cloakroom and guest WC, drawing room with a fine original bay window, and an impressive dining room with a feature fireplace surround. A sunny conservatory overlooking the private front garden, the kitchen with ample storage and views over the mature private rear garden, a family room with access to the rear garden through a double glass door and a double space home office completes the accommodation downstairs. Upstairs there is a large shower room, with a walk in hot press and four well-appointed double bedrooms, each with a decorative open fireplace, with closing flu to retain heat when not in use, and one ensuite. There is potential to extend further into the rear garden with a south facing extension, without taking sun away from the neighbouring garden, whose owners have recently completed their own extension.
The Burnaby location is the most desirable in Greystones just a few minutes’ walk to the public park, south beach, town centre, and DART. Greystones is a special place for families with its unrivalled local amenities including a new marina and harbour development. There is a large selection of eateries, boutique shops and cafés along the main street as well as a surplus of supermarkets in the area. Sporting amenities include rugby, tennis, GAA, soccer, sailing, golf and bowling. The adjacent Shoreline Leisure Centre houses a swimming pool and gym amongst other facilities. There are a variety of exceptional golf courses in the locality including Greystones, Delgany, Charlesland, Druids Glen and Powerscourt. There are several excellent primary schools in the locality and two local secondary schools, St David’s and Templecarrig. Transport links include the N11/M11/M50, DART, Dublin Bus and Aircoach which bring the country, capital and airport within easy reach.
A fine portico with a feature tiled step leads to the hall door which has stained glass panels on either side and sensor lights.
The spacious bright entrance hall, which has been extended from the original, has double timber framed glass doors leading into the side garden. The hallway gives access to a cloakroom cupboard, understairs storage, guest WC as well as the main reception rooms. The staircase has original decorative relief joinery, one of the many Arts and Crafts features throughout the house.
The sitting room retains original period features including high ceiling, cornicing, picture rails and paneled doors with brass ironmongery. Upon entering the room the eye is immediately drawn to the fine west facing bay window with built-in window seat and original stained glass infilling. The window seat has a two doored storage cupboard underneath - another hallmark of Arts and Crafts styling. An open fireplace with tiled hearth and surround and a wooden mantle creates a cosy focal point in the room. A large Georgian decorative framed oval mirror adjacent to the fireplace adds further character. The sitting room interconnects with the conservatory, which also interconnects with the Dining Room, allowing extensive room for entertaining larger numbers.
The dining room is accessed via the hall, or through the two glass paneled doors from the conservatory. This is an impressive room with a high ceiling, cornicing, picture rail and central and recessed lighting. The original open fireplace with tiled hearth and surround has been supplemented with a custom made timber surround, with shelves and drawers in the Chinoiserie style. A serving hatch between the kitchen and the dining room is most convenient when entertaining.
Completed in 1991 this extension benefits from southerly and westerly aspects. This delightful room is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the sun in privacy. It has a feature pale brick south facing wall, tiled floor, wall light, door leading to the front garden and two glass paneled doors with original stained glass panels above, leading into the dining room. A fourth door leads into the sitting room.
A lovely bright room with double sliding doors leading out to the rear garden, two Velux windows in a timber paneled sloped ceiling, tiled floor, glass block panel looking out to the hall and an open fire with the original quaint cast iron fireplace and tiled hearth. The fireplace has a flu which can be closed when not in use, to retain heat. A stripped solid pine door leads to the hallway.
Accessed through a stripped pine solid sliding door from the family room, the kitchen has an impressive high ceiling and overlooks the rear garden through a large window which ensures that this is a bright room. The high ceiling is utilised to its maximum with a high level radiator beside the “Sheila” clothes drying rail. The floor is tiled with the original tiles which extend under the removeable island. There is more than ample storage in the cream floor and wall units. Other features include a stainless steel sink, island unit (removeable with under bench top storage and granite work top), serving hatch and an original glazed brick-lined grand hearth, which now houses a modern stainless steel range with recessed lighting and extractor hood.
The Guest WC has a tiled floor, WC with tiled splashback, WHB, timber paneled ceiling, and a wooden rail to hang guest’s coats. A window with opaque glass faces the back garden. The stripped solid pine door leads to the hallway.
This double space office has been custom designed to create two separate large workspaces, as part of a two storey extension constructed in 1996. This room could also act as a study for teenagers doing homework. A functional divider separates two large built-in timber desks. The room has a tiled floor, two large tilt and turn windows which open to the rear and side garden, a part timber paneled ceiling and book shelves above each workstation and on one wall. The entrance door is stripped pine with coloured glass panels.
Stairs and corridor
The base of the stairs has the original Arts and Crafts style carved timber newel post. The timber balustrade continues around the upstairs landing. Dado rails go from the downstairs hall, up the stairway, to the upstairs landing. Glass blocks flood light from the Family Room into the rear of the corridor at the bottom of the stairs.
A south facing window ensures that this is a bright space with access to all the bedrooms and shower room.
All upstairs bedrooms have been recently recarpeted
Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom)
Overlooking the front garden this spacious main double bedroom has a decorative cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and hearth and a closing flu to retain heat. There is recessed lighting, carpeted floor, built-in mirror fronted wardrobes and recessed shelving.
A bright south facing room which is accessed via an open doorway directly off the master bedroom. The walls are a mix of tiling, wood paneling and paintwork; WHB with over mirror, WC, bidet and bath with shower attachment and movable glass shower screen.
Spacious double room overlooking the front garden of the property. A decorative cast iron fireplace with open fire, tiled hearth and surround and closing flu to retain heat. There is carpeting, recessed lighting and a picture rail.
Bright and spacious double room overlooking the large rear garden with decorative cast iron fireplace, open fire with tiled hearth and closing flue to retain heat, carpeting, picture rail and built-in wardrobe and cupboard.
Overlooking the large rear garden, a double room with decorative cast iron fireplace open fire with closing flu to retain heat, carpeting and recessed lighting. A joy at sunrise with the curtains open!
A fully tiled bright shower room, constructed as part of an extension in 1996, is laid out on two levels with a tall feature window overlooking the private rear garden. The room incorporates a WHB with over mirror, WC and bidet, corner power shower unit and heated towel rail. A door leads from here into a purpose designed hot press
A walk in hot press, built into the roof extension, incorporates a triangular window overlooking the rear garden. There is built in shelving, lots of room for storage and an immersion heated both by an electric element and central heating coil, with automatic contols.
An opening hatch leads to a sliding ladder from the upstairs landing to the attic. Within the attic there is additional storage and two domed roof lights.
The gated Front Garden is mainly in gravel and provides parking space for 3 or 4 cars comfortably. Mature Escallonia and Fuschia hedges serve as a boundary and give privacy. Two small deciduous Rowan trees create interest all year round. The front garden leads to the detached garage (approx. 3.4m x 7.7m) as well as a gated side entrance to the side and back gardens.
The sunny mature rear Garden (approx. 22.4m x 17.4m) is a delight and is accessed via a double glass sliding door from the family room. A paved patio area is directly outside, off which is the Boiler Room and the south facing Green House which has a glass sliding door, the perfect place for a keen gardener! Steps down from the patio lead onto the lawn. Mature flowering, scented, architectural shrubs and trees add interest, height to this lovely sunny garden. Privacy is created by a high Grisselina hedge at the back and high walls at either side of the garden. Two apple trees, a pear tree, plum tree, gooseberry bushes, black currant bushes and a rhubarb patch provide summer fruits.
This garden is a child’s paradise with walking paths and hiding areas. It’s a marvelous place for young children to play ‘hide and seek’ in a safe environment outside. The back garden is totally enclosed and is suitable for dogs.
A graveled path leads to the side garden and the detached garage.
Detached garage (19.9 sq mtrs / 214 sq ft approx.) with remotely controlled electric up and over door facing the front gate. A sensor light faces front driveway. A back door leads into an adjoining storage shed behind the garage A side door leads from the storage shed into the side garden.
From Greystones DART station proceed south out of the town towards the Rugby Club and take the second turn right into St. Vincent Road. Slievemore is the second house on the right and can be identified by the McGovern Estates ‘For Sale’ Sign.