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Dalkey, Co Dublin

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 2 reviews

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This is a truly magnificent, renovated period house in a wonderful location, 5-mins walk from the centre of the quaint historic Dalkey village, and historic village beside the sea.

Dalkey is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Dublin and is also known as 'Bel-Eire' and is home to celebrities including Bono and The Edge of U2, Enya and Van Morrison.

There are fabulous walks in the area along the coast and also up on Killiney and Dalkey Hills (10-mins from house) which both offer fantastic views across of the City across Dublin Bay.

Dalkey is renowned for its fantastic selection of friendly pubs and restaurants - to suit all tastes and budgets - as well as its own heritage centre.

The house:

Downstairs: There are two interconnecting living rooms on the ground floor, both with really comfortable chairs and sofas for relaxing in and each with an original marble fireplace with 'real-fire' effect gas fire for instant heat and cosy atmosphere.

One of the living rooms has double glass doors connecting it to the super family kitchen which has granite worktops, fully integrated appliances and a big electric range as well as a large table which seats 8 + very comfortably.

There are 2 sets of double glazed doors opening onto the fully tiled patio area, and from there a step leads up to the deck with sea views - the perfect peaceful spot for unwinding after a busy day. A half-bathroom off the large hallway completes the ground floor.

Upstairs:

Upstairs there are four bedrooms – one double, one twin and two single.

The master on the top (3rd) floor has double glass doors leading out onto a small balcony with views across Dublin Bay to Howth as well as a fully tiled shower-room with a power shower.

The remaining three bedrooms are off the bright main landing (which has a double height atrium with glazed roof-light above.

The second bedroom has twin beds

The third bedroom has a single bed with another pull out bed if required

The fourth bedroom has a double bed with a small balcony with sea views.

There is a fully tiled family bathroom with bath and a separate power shower completing the upstairs accommodation.

*Due to the number of internal stairs and two external balconies, children under 5 would need to be supervised.

Garden

There is a raised patio garden at the back of the house with stunning sea vies to the side. The garden is half tiled and half decked. There is a table with a bench and chairs for outside dinning.

There is a small, very private front garden.

Parking

Parking is on street.

Local attractions:

Walking: Killiney and Dalkey Hills (10 minute walk) offering panoramic views over Dublin Bay; Vico Road – often compared to Italy; Sandycove Seafront ; Dun Laoghaire Piers

Eating out (All within a five minute walk from house – worth enquiring about their early bird specials): Guinea Pig (European); Ouzos (European) Ragazzis (Italian); Jaipur (Indian); Thai House (Thai); Chinese

Pubs: All within a five minute walk from house ; Finnegan's (where Bono and the Obama's had lunch together on their 2013 trip to Dublin); Queens; Magpie; the Club Bar.

Local Shops: Eurospar supermarket; 3 pharmacies; newsagents; post office, library; delicatessen; four cafes; craft shops.

Heritage centre: There is a local heritage centre with information concerning Dalkey and the surrounding areas.

Local beach/ Harbour: Bullock Harbour and Coliemore Harbours - 5 min walk either way (buy lobsters, rent a boat to Dalkey island). There are three seals resident in Bulloch Harbour!

Beaches/ Water

Dalkey is close to some of Dublin finest beaches like Sandycove the bathing site for Dubliners for centuries, where Joyce lived and set some of his works (Tower & Museum)

• Sandycove beach & Forty Foot - 15 min walk (sandy beach, Joyce's Tower)

• Bullock Harbour - 5 min walk (buy lobsters, rent a boat to Dalkey island)

• White Rock/ Killiney beach (25 mins walk - access it from Vico Road; by Dart/Car go to Killiney station - 10 mins (surfing, dolphins).

• Seapoint beach – Car 10 mins); Dart (10 mins) Walk (25 min) (swim, watersports centre).

• Brittas Bay beach - 40 min drive (5k white sandy beach, swim, watersports, horse-riding, picnics).

Transport:

• Dalkey Dart station is 5-mins walk from the house and offers excellent, reliable transport by train to all of the museums, theatres, shopping, tourist attractions, pubs and restaurants in Dublin City Centre. The journey takes about 30 mins and there are trains every 10 minutes or so - more frequently at peak periods.

• Airport: There is also a regular direct private shuttle bus service from Dublin Airport to Dalkey.

• Car Ferry: Dalkey is located 10 minutes drive from Dun Laoghaire Car Ferry Port and 40 minutes from Dublin Car Ferry port.

Dublin City Centre – Places of Interest

• Trinity College – Book of Kells

• Dublin Castle

• Guinness Storehouse

• National Museum of Ireland; National Gallery of Ireland; Natural History Museum of Ireland

• St Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral

• Georgian Dublin – St. Stephan's Green; Merion Square

• National Concert Hall; 'Bord Gais Energy' Performing Arts Theatre; Abbey Theatre; National Convention Centre; Aviva Stadium; O2; Croke Park GAA stadium and Museum

• Kilmainham Gaol

• Dublin Zoo

• Outdoor parks: Phoenix Park (largest European urban park); St. Stephen Green ; Iveagh Gardens (both in the heart of Dublin, perfect for picnics)

• Boat tour of Dublin Bay

North Dublin (by Dart)

• Howth Harbour and Headlands (stunning for walking)

• Malahide Village and beach

Wicklow (also called the 'Garden of Ireland')

• Powerscourt House and Gardens – beautiful old house with stunning gardens. Also contains a cafe and shops

• Powerscourt Waterfall and playground– also part of the Powerscourt estate but in a different location

• Glendalough Round Tower, Lakes and Heritage Centre

• Sally Gap

• Russborough House and Gardens

• Bray Seafront (and Sealife) including a vigorous climb up Bray Head

Golf

Dalkey is within easy driving distance to more than 30 fabulous golf courses, from such as Portmarnock, Royal Dublin, the K-Club or Druids Glen only 15-30 mins drive away using easy to navigate major routes:

• 10-20 mins: Killiney Golf Course, Dun Laoghaire (home to the 2016 Curtis cup), Woodbrook, Leopardstown, Foxrock, Marlay Park, Stepaside

• 30 mins: Druids Glen, Powerscourt, Castle, Milltown, Edmonstown, Enniskerry, Old Conna, Stackstown, Grange

• 60 mins: K-Club, St Annes, Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, Woodenbridge

Special Interest Holidays

1. Swimming & Fitness – Several swimming pools and fitness centres are within easy reach as well as Sandycove's world famous '40 Foot' sea baths area 25 minutes away

2. Running – There are beautiful coastal runs right outside the front door with a number of marked & stunning seaside routes

3. Cycling – Being at the foot of Killiney Hill there are great hills with a super route starting right outside the front door. For a more serious challenge and stunning scenery, just travel a little further south to County Wicklow where you can enjoy the challenge of some of the most beautiful hills Ireland has to offer including the famous Sally Gap with great mountain bike tracks as well as road routes.

4. Water Sports / Sailing – Huge choice of sailing and water sport activities only 25 minutes walk to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

5. Walking: Wicklow Way – a series of fantastic trails for the more experienced walker though the Wicklow mountains.

6. Horses: There are three equestrian centres within a 15 minute drive – Carrickmines, Brennanstown and Kellystown. You can also experience the unique fun and excitement of horse racing in Ireland at Dublin's only racecourse, Leopardstown Racecourse, (5 Km away) one of Europe's premier race courses offering both national hunt and flat racing

How to get to Dalkey

CAR - not necessary as close to Dublin, suburbs and every transport link. Reliable airport shuttle.

AIRPORT - Dublin Airport: 15 Km

FERRY - Dun Laoghaire port: 1.5 Km, Dublin Port: 8 Km

BUS – Dalkey Bus stop: 0.1 Km

AIRCOACH (high-speed airport coach - 8 euro, 40 mins) – 0.3 Km from Dalkey stop

METRO (DART) -, Dalkey .2 Km

MAINLINE TRAIN - Dun Laoghaire: 1.5 Km

MOTORWAY - M50 (City Orbital): 4 Km, M11 (main national South/North motorway ): 3 Km

CAR / BIKE HIRE - Dun Laoghaire: 2.5 Km.

Distances

HARBOURS;- Bulloch and Coliemore Harbours - .25 km in different directions

BEACH – Sandycove and White Rock 0.5 Km in different directions

SAILING CLUBS - Dun Laoghaire 2.5 Km

BARS & PUBS – See above 0.1 Km,

GOLF - Killiney 1 Km

RESTAURANT - See above 0.1 Km,

There are 3 great horse-riding centres within 15 mins drive catering for every rider.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandycove 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin 19 km, Nearest railway: Heuston/ Connolly 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Province of Leinster region

Dalkey is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Dublin and is also known as 'Bel-Eire' and is home to celebrities including Bono and The Edge of U2, Enya and Van Morrison.

There are fabulous walks in the area along the coast and also up on Killiney and Dalkey Hills (10-mins from house) which both offer fantastic views across of the City across Dublin Bay. Dalkey is renowned for its fantastic selection of friendly pubs and restaurants - to suit all tastes and budgets - as well as its own heritage centre. Dalkey is very accessible to Dublin City Centre by train (30 mins, departing approx. every 12 mins). It is 10 mins by train to Dun Laoghaire.

When you stay in Dalkey you can:

Meander down to the main street and choose to eat lunch in one of the 5 cafes that are all within 3 minutes of each other

Finish your lunch or dinner chatting to locals in one of the 5 pubs

Purchase a delicious lunch to take home in two lovely delicatessens on the main street - Thyme Out and Robert of Dalkey

Stroll up the Vico Road with stunning sea views over Dalkey Bay, south to Wicklow

From the Vico Road Walk down the steps to beautiful 'White Rock' beach which is sheltered and beautiful

Walk up to Dalkey and Killiney Hills and look at the amazing views over Dalkey and Killiney Bays to the South and Dublin Bay to the North. The views are always breath taking.

Walk to Dun Laoghaire Harbour and it's 2 km piers that stretch out into Dublin Bay.

Stop in Sandycove beach along the way and see the swimmers who venture into the water 365 days a week!

Return home and eat in one of our ten restaurants in Dalkey (all within 3 minutes of each other and 5 minutes of the house) and then stroll home....and get ready to start again the next day!

Dalkey is also close to other activities such as golf and horse riding.

You can also get the DART (local train) into the city centre and arrive within 30 minutes to begin your trail in Trinity College Dublin and the Book of Kells

There are fabulous walks or strolls in the area along the coast and also up on Killiney and Dalkey Hills (10-mins from house) which both offer fantastic views across of the City across Dublin Bay. There are local local harbours where you can get a boat to Dalkey Island or where you can spot the local, friendly seals! There are a couple of local beaches too if the weather is warm enough for swimming.

Dalkey is renowned for its fantastic selection of friendly pubs and restaurants - to suit all tastes and budgets - as well as its own heritage centre. In the evening you can stroll down to your restaurant of choice and not worry about getting a taxi home.

Dalkey is very accessible to Dublin City Centre by train (30 mins, departing approx. every 12 mins). You can arrive at Trinity College within 30 minutes!.

Dalkey is also close to other activities such as beaches, golf, walking and horse riding.five cafes.

The area is home to many creative artists such as writers, musicians, film directors and rock stars.

To start it all, visit the web site www.ilovedalkey.com for more holiday ideas!

Here is some feedback we received:

Jan 2014

''After a difficult travel experience from the US to Dublin (via Manchester, thanks to high winds) we were warmly welcomed at this gracious home in Dalkey! There was plenty of space for the 7 of us (4 adults, 1 teen & 2 rambunctious boys). We spent most of our time in the living room by the warm fire and the large kitchen. The view from the 3rd floor was amazing! Ah to wake up with a view of the sea each morning, unforgettable. The location was ideal- literally a 5 minute walk around the corner to the village of Dalkey. We ate many meals at restaurants around there, but we also bought groceries at the SuperValu shop right in town. The DART station is right there too- we used it often, but also had a rental car (easy parking right behind the house). Ken and his wife were lovely hosts and we thank them for providing us with this great home''

Nov 2013

''We booked the house for our whole family (7 pers), we had an amazing time in the house . The kitchen is big and allows everyone to find a place there while cooking, the living room and bedrooms are warm and cosy. Everything was perfect. Great communication with the owners''

Dalkey

Dalkey is located a half hour from Dublin city. You can use it as a base to explore

Trinity College and the Book of Kells www.tcd.ie/Library/bookofkells

Guiness Storehouse www.guinness-storehouse.com

Phoneix Park and Zoo

National Museum of Ireland

You can also go south to Wicklow ('Garden of Ireland') and

Walk the Wicklow way

Visit Powerscourt House and Gardens www.powerscourt.ie/gardenlow

Explore the many forests in the area.

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7 Apr 2014

5/5

"This is a lovely house in a perfect part of Ireland"

We loved our stay in this house and only wished it could have been longer. We were a family that included adult children and a baby. It was a house that had everything we all needed, and it was locat… More

21 Dec 2013

4/5

"Great house in a fantastic location"

Impressive town house in Dalkey, very well placed for local amenities and sights, with excellent transport links. Fantastic dining kitchen. We had 4 kids under 4 and it was OK, but there are lots of stairs across the three/four levels.

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