FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION – 3.00pm on 14th JUNE in Mespil Hotel, Dublin 4
When you drive down the tree lined avenue to Grasmere you will be both surprised and impressed by the unrivalled panoramic views over Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains. Grasmere has been a family home for a number of generations and with sympathetic restoration and care would provide an amazing home to be proud of.
Set on the southern shore line of Sutton Strand on a spacious 0.63 acres (0.254 Ha.) site, the magnificent breath taking vista over Dublin Bay, Howth Head, the Dublin Mountains and in the distant the Sugar Loaf is unrivalled. At night the city skyline lights up and cruise liners, sail boats and cargo ships can be seen glistening on the Irish Sea.
The property was the former home of the late President Patrick Hillery and his wife Maeve Finnegan and is being sold by their son John Hillery. Grasmere has been in the Hillery family for almost 50 years. Here the Hillery family enjoyed uninterrupted sea views reminded them of their Clare roots in Spanish Point.
During President Hillery’s political career, many national and international figures were entertained. One of John Hillery’s early memories was meeting a young John Hume shortly after Bloody Sunday. He had come to discuss the Northern Ireland troubles with his father, prior to the then Minister for Foreign Affairs going to speak on the matter in the UN.
The accommodation, which extends to 5,460 sq ft (527.68 sq m), comprises a vast entrance hall with feature staircase, 4 reception rooms, including a drawing room, formal dining room, sitting room and lounge. There is also a large kitchen/dining area, pantry, breakfast room, 3 wc’s, utility and cloak room. The accommodation on the first floor includes a Master Bedroom with dressing room and ensuite.
There are two further large bedroom (one ensuite), three smaller bedroom and two additional bathrooms.
Adjoining the main house is a self-contained apartment comprising living room, kitchenette, bedroom and two bathroom. This accommodation has a separate hall door and also be accessed from the main house.
To the right of the property is a large double fronted garage extending to 40 sq m.
The property is located on the Greenfield Road just off Sutton Cross.
Gas Fired Central Heating
BER: E1 BER No.108649401 Energy Performance Indicator:310 kWh/m²/yr