Lamorna is a most charming detached dormer residence of immense style and character situated in a mature and sought after residential location on Dungriffin Road.
The house within walking distance of the pretty Howth village, the picturesque harbour, seafront and numerous local amenities including famous fish restaurants, Howth Yacht Club and of course the train \ DART station which takes you to the city centre in 30 minutes. There are wonderful scenic cliff walks nearby, from the Harbour to Howth summit and southwards towards Sutton Cross. Howth Golf Club is close by as are some beautiful secluded beaches. The area is well serviced by many excellent schools. Howth is steeped in history, with Burial Grounds of Kings and Queens, a coast dotted with Martello towers and not least Howth Castle which has been in the St Lawrence family for over 800 years.
Lamorna is named after a picturesque cove in Cornwall which famously attracted artists to the far south east of England. It is, therefore, the perfect name for this unique residence which is set amid just over 1/3 acre (0.15 hectares) of magnificent gardens. Approached by electronic security gates the front garden is bounded by beautifully landscaped leylandii trees (which are a well known feature of Dungriffin Road) with luscious lawn, mature shrubbery and parking for at least five cars.,br>To the side there is a detached garage, fully serviced utility room and concrete garden shed. A side entrance on each side leads to a magnificent south facing rear garden with three cleverly designed water features, gazebo, colourful and exotic shrubbery, stone pathways and grass tennis court.
Upon entering Lamorna interested parties will instantly admire the warm welcoming atmosphere and appreciate the vendors exquisite taste in décor and presentation which is of the highest standard throughout. The magnificent reception hall with feature staircase and 5.40m high ceiling greets all guests and double glass doors attract guests to the main drawing room and to the heart of the residence. Here you will find a large bay window with raised dining area and French doors providing access to the magnificent south facing rear garden. Also at ground floor level there is a superb modern fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, central island, polished porcelain tiled floor and double doors to the patio and rear garden. Eight velux windows ensure all day light. There is a separate sitting room to the front as well as two excellent bedrooms and a fully tiled shower room / guest WC at ground floor.
Upstairs there is a magnificent oval gallery where one can admire the stained glass windows to the front and coved ceiling above. Double doors lead to a superb master bedroom at rear with large fully tiled bathroom en suite. The views over the rear garden and tennis court are excellent. There are two further very generous double bedrooms on this level both featuring cleverly designed dormer windows with horseshoe shaped covings and ceiling detail. There is also a large fully tiled family bathroom at this level and a separate walk in wardrobe \ airing room.
Lamorna is without doubt one of the most elegant properties for sale on Howth peninsula for some time. Its unique atmosphere, cleverly designed roof and outstanding gardens are there for all to see. However, to really appreciate Lamorna viewing is essential.