One of Dublin`s finest coastal properties situated in a stunning position with uninterrupted views across Dublin Bay.
One of Dublin`s finest coastal properties situated in a stunning position with uninterrupted views across Dublin Bay. Dating back to the 1830`s, Censure House has been comprehensively extended and renovated throughout to create an outstanding family home on approx. 9 acres of exceptionally private, beautifully maintained grounds.
Approached off a lane from Ceanchor Road, the drive opens up to the house and lovely gardens beyond. The property provides excellent, well-proportioned and generous accommodation with high ceiling rooms, sash windows and all the principal reception rooms have fine views benefiting from the gardens and Dublin Bay beyond. The panelled front door in the covered porch opens onto the lovely double height galleried entrance hall that extends to a smaller, cosier area with a fireplace. Censure House has been designed so that the main reception rooms feed off the reception hall and stairwell. To the right is a south facing drawing room, floor to ceiling windows and access to the paved terrace providing panoramic sea views across to Bray Head to the south. This beautifully decorated room features elegant furnishings in silk, limed oak parquet and walls cloaked in jade sea grass. The drawing room opens into the central study / library with bespoke cabinetry, also with fireplace and doors onto the terrace and sea views beyond. The open plan kitchen / living room / dining space with a LEICHT sleek and contemporary kitchen with marble work surfaces, electric Aga with electric companion and an island with breakfast bar. The expansive family living area at the southern end of the kitchen is stylish and comfortable and adjoining the kitchen space is a stone terrace, ideal for entertaining outside with fabulous views and sheltered to the rear by the swimming pool wing. The swimming pool is approached by a panelled hall which opens to the domestic offices of the pantry and laundry. The pool has `a home spa` with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room together with his and her changing rooms. The ground floor also benefits from an inner hall, utility room, a six person lift and a boot room with easy access to the garage.
The elegant oval staircase in the inner lobby provides access to all the floors including the expansive basement. On the first floor, there are six double bedrooms with five of the bedrooms having lovely en-suite bathrooms with different coloured marbles and mosaics. The main bedroom benefits from a private terrace and far-reaching views across the grounds and out to sea to Baily Lighthouse. It also has his and hers dressing rooms and luxury en-suite bathrooms finished to the highest standard. Also on the first floor is a gym, with access to a private terrace with golf putting green, and an en-suite shower room which can be shared with one of the bedrooms. Approached either via the lift or the main staircase, the basement is an expansive area which comprises of various store rooms, a communications room, a wine cellar, a billiards room and a home cinema. There is also an excellent staff apartment with a double bedroom, bathroom, open plan kitchen and living space. This provides independent accommodation and can be approached from the outside via the staircase from the car garage.
It is rare to find a house so close to Dublin city in 9 acres of magnificent gardens and grounds which provide privacy and protection. Immediately surrounding the house are extensive terraced areas bounded by boxed hedging. These areas are ideal for entertaining in the summer. There was a tennis court which has now been altered to a lovely lawn with complete privacy afforded by mature trees and shrubbery throughout. To the front of Censure House is a further lawn bounded by the gravel drive and a fully enclosed paddock, suitable for horses or livestock. There is a sunken garden whic