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This huge Skerries home overlooking the sea is on the market for €1.75 million


by Megan Burns
19th Jun 2021
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The eight-bed Georgian property needs some love, but it has the potential to be a truly spectacular home.

Looking out to South Strand beach, the Skerries islands and Skerries harbour, Dorn Hall is a grand coastal home that dates back to Georgian times. Sitting on half an acre of land and coming in at around 4,000 square feet, you would expect a much higher price for its mammoth proportions.

The reason for its (slightly) more reasonable price is that inside the house is a little tired, and needs to be brought up to date in places. However, in the right hands it’s a great opportunity to create a very special home. 

You enter the home into a porch, and then the main hallway which features ornate ceiling coving. This leads to a drawing room at the front of the house which has a marble fireplace and large windows that look out to the garden and the sea beyond. 

A sitting room on this level also features a marble fireplace, while the oval-shaped study has a decorative wooden floor, stained-glass windows and views of the water in two directions. There is a kitchen and breakfast room on this level that new owners will probably want to update, as well as three bedrooms, one ensuite. 

Skerries home for sale

On the garden level, the home has been split into three apartments, each with their own entrance. A new owner may wish to reinstate these back into the main house, or keep them as additional accommodation. 

One of the apartments is a one-bed, while the remaining two have two bedrooms each. Each apartment has a kitchen, living area and bathroom. 

Outside, the south-facing front garden is very private thanks to a cut stone wall and mature trees. There are several patio areas for seating, a raised area with gorgeous views, and a folly in the form of a shell house. 

The house also has direct pedestrian access onto South Beach, as well as two garages and a large storeroom. 

Located less than an hour’s drive from the very centre of Dublin city and just half an hour from Dublin Airport, the house is also well-located. There are also of course plenty of great beaches in the area.

Click through our gallery for the full tour of this home, which is on sale through Lisney.

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