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Inside this magnificent ivy-adorned Killiney home on the market for €4.75 million

Inside this magnificent ivy-adorned Killiney home on the market for €4.75 million


by Sarah Finnan
14th Feb 2023

An imposing period residence on Military Road in Killiney, this seven-bedroom, four-bathroom home oozes glamour and sophistication. 

A stately home steeped in history and importance, Rathleigh can be found tucked away along South County Dublin coast. Originally constructed in the early Victorian era, the impressive front section of the property was added a couple of years later – now aesthetically covered in gorgeous, virginia creeper. 

The former home to the Commander in Chief in charge of the Martello Towers – a notable feature of Dublin Bay – the property is hidden behind high walls on the corner of Military Road and Killiney Hill Road. A sweeping, tree-lined driveway – entered via two sets of electric gates – paves the way up to the property, creating a most impressive entrance and first view of the house and offering ample parking space for multiple cars. 

Inside, the interiors are just as impressive as its ivy-adorned exterior. A very generous reception hall greets you upon entry, with steps straight ahead leading up to an inner hallway. Off this, there are two large reception rooms, both with open fireplaces and two windows overlooking the front with stunning views of the gardens outside. Up the steps and off the inner hallway, there is a family room with sprung dance floors that was once used as a ballroom, as well as a study, guest W.C and utility room. 

To the rear of the property is a breakfast room opening into the kitchen, along with a conservatory. Up the main staircase and off a rear landing there are two bedrooms and a W.C, while off the main landing there is the main bathroom and four bedrooms, two of which mirror the downstairs reception rooms and enjoy more of the spectacular views. There is also an inner hallway with bathroom, airing cupboard and a further bedroom. This level has access up to the roof which was majorly refurbished over the last ten years. 

Below the house is a large internal garage with additional workshop, storage rooms, and a wine cellar.

Sitting on just under two acres of manicured grounds, the gardens provide an oasis of peace and tranquillity in this highly sought-after coastal location. From this elevated position, there are views across the gardens and treetops out to sea and across Killiney Bay to Bray Head. The sylvan setting is enhanced by a mature Victorian lawned tennis court with croquet lawn below as well as mature shrubbery and trees, creating a countryside atmosphere in this suburban setting and within easy reach of Dublin City Centre.

Gated pedestrian access opens onto Killiney Hill Road opposite Shanganagh Terrace. The property also includes access to a triple garage, stables and mews – both in use as ancillary residential buildings – as well as a gate lodge at the main entrance gates. The second set of electric gates open into a separate parking area, ideal for visitors or the ancillary buildings. 

Currently on the market for €4,750,000 through Lisney Sotheby’s International, you can take a full tour at this Killiney home through the gallery below…