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This impressive Shankill house set on 8 acres is on the market for €3.75 million


by Megan Burns
02nd Jun 2020
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This Georgian home feels like a country estate, yet is just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre. 


Built around 1790, Wilford House is a grand property set within eight acres of beautiful grounds. Yet situated in Shankill, it is surprisingly close to the centre of Dublin.

In suitable grandeur, you approach the house through security gates and up a long tree-lined gravel driveway, as it is set back from the road. As you enter the house, there’s an impressive curved staircase, with a domed skylight overhead.

Shankill house for sale

The drawing room and dining room on the ground floor pay respect to the traditional style of the house. Both are generously proportioned, and feature ornate details including cornicing and decorative alcoves.

On the lower ground level, the house feels more like a contemporary family residence, as recent refurbishments have updated it. A modern kitchen on this level is bright and spacious, while a home cinema and gym provide spaces for the family to spend their leisure time.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, two of which have their own dressing rooms and en suites, while two additional bedrooms and another bathroom are found on the second floor.

Shankill house for sale

A courtyard to the rear of the house includes a coach house that has been converted into a garage, study and meeting room, which would be ideal for anyone who wished to work from home.

The eight acres of grounds have been meticulously kept through the years, and include a sunken garden, a walled orchard, a hazel grove, a vegetable garden, four separate patio areas and a large pond, not to mention the extensive lawns.

Situated just two minutes from the M50, and close to both Shankill and Bray, the house is conveniently located for accessing the rest of Dublin, and there are a number of schools nearby. With such extensive grounds and luxurious accommodation, it’s no surprise that Wilford House comes at a steep price. Click through our gallery for the full tour.


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