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Room with a view: This stunning home on the southern slopes of the Howth peninsula is on the market for just under €5 million


By Sarah Gill
24th Jan 2023
Room with a view: This stunning home on the southern slopes of the Howth peninsula is on the market for just under €5 million

Sympathetically enhanced while retaining its original period charm, this Howth home offers panoramic views of Dublin Bay that are utterly breathtaking.

With manicured mature private gardens, a decked patio area, and the potential to create a second home subject to planning permission, the exterior of Brackenlea is every bit as alluring as the impressive interiors.

Currently on the market for €4,950,000 via Gallagher Quigley, ‘Brackenlea’ is located on the Old Carrickbrack Road, Howth, county Dublin — one of the most attractive locations in the country.

Brackenlea occupies an extraordinary elevated site on the southern slopes of the Howth peninsula, with spectacular panoramic views of Dublin Bay.

The property is presented in exceptionally good condition following a project of sympathetic enhancement in recent years. It has retained all of its original period character and charm throughout its spacious floor area of approximately 3,800 square feet, while modern enhancements have heightened this endearing home’s incredible appeal.

Howth home

Glazed panels installed in the modern integrated kitchen open to an extensive decked area with glazed panelled borders, having the effect of drawing the exceptional views into the heart of the home. This view must be experienced in order to fully appreciate just how special this particular setting is. It is hypnotic by day, and equally so by night.

The approx. one acre of private grounds offer obvious potential to create a second home, subject to planning permission. Brackenlea benefits from full planning permission for a ‘boat house’ on the upper eastern side of the site. As this part of the site enjoys exceptional views also, the lucrative potential here is both obvious and unique to this property, should an additional residence or more accommodation be desired.

Howth home

This Howth property is exceptionally private and secluded, yet not isolated as neighbouring homes are close by. Its terraced gardens are a delight of well stocked colourful plants, shrubs and trees providing perfectly oriented amenity and views of every aspect inside and outside of this incredible home.

Briefly comprising an entrance hall, three reception rooms, a study, a feature open plan kitchen living and dining space, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a double garage, a viewing of the property is recommended in order to understand its unparalleled appeal.

Howth home

Outside, the entrance and gardens are accessed through iron electric gates just off Old Carrickbrack Road, where there is a large driveway and parking for several cars. The superbly maintained gardens extend to about one acre, and are extremely well stocked with mature trees, shrubbery and colourful azaleas.

The large granite and decked patio area enjoys the most magnificent views over the southern slopes of the peninsula across Dublin Bay. There are several storage units and sheds.

Howth home

There is also a very attractive summer house, which is a lovely area to entertain and would be an ideal artist’s studio. The large lawn was originally a tennis court, and this — coupled with the woodland area and the meandering pathways — create a haven for all the family to enjoy throughout the year.

Currently on the market for €4,950,000 via Gallagher Quigley, take a full tour of this stunning Howth home through the gallery below…