Located close to the newly built Donabate Distributor Road, the property is located in a secluded area opposite Reilly's Hill and coast, a beautiful forest area with tranquil walks which open out to the cliff walk and beach with its wonderful sea views. Donabate (1 km) is a popular coastal town on a peninsula located on the east coast of North County Dublin and is a central and accessible location on the edge of the coastal. A vibrant and growing town with a range of recreational, sporting and leisure amenities, shopping and local services, all within walking distance of the property, it has grown very popular in recent years for commuter life given its easy accessibility to Dublin City.
The seaside village of Portrane is 1 km distant while the nearby towns of Swords (9 km) and Malahide (14 km) provide for a wide range of shops, services, restaurants and amenities including the Pavilion Shopping Centre (10 km).
Newbridge House and Farm (3 km) comprises 370 acres of wild meadows, parkland, play areas and a restaurant, all centred around a Georgian House. It is a popular recreational area and a fantastic amenity serving Donabate. There is also the Donabate to Portrane Cliff Walk, offering wonderful scenic coast views across to Lambay Island, and Donabate (Balcarrick) Beach, one of Dublin's finest sandy beaches with sand dunes backing onto the nearby golf courses. Only a stone's throw from Beaverstown Golf Club, this area of North County Dublin is a golfer's paradise with five courses on the peninsula including Donabate Golf Club, Balcarrick Golf Club, Corballis Links Golf Course and The Island Golf Club which are all within easy reach.
For schooling, the house is located within walking distance of a number of schools including St. Patricks N.S, Donabate Community College and Donabate/Portrane Educate Together, while a number of Montessori and Pre-Schools are within easy reach.
Donabate Train Station (1.7 km) is nearby which offers convenient access to Malahide and Dublin City Centre. There is also a Dublin Bus Terminus in the town.
The M1 is 6.5 km distant and provides direct access to Dublin Airport (14 km) and the M50 (13 km), while the City Centre can be reached via the Dublin Port Tunnel (18 km) for commuters and city shopping.
The cottage was built in about 1933 and designed by the Dublin architect Frank Gibney, an influential figure in the history of Irish architecture and in particular renowned for his post-war housing schemes.
Occupying a south facing position off the Portrane Road, a gated entrance leads up a gravelled driveway to Beechcroft where there is ample parking around the cottage. Steps lead up to the porch and an internal hallway which offers access to the sitting room and features an open fireplace. A kitchen is fully fitted with a shower room/wc off this. Both bedrooms are accessed off the internal hallway. The cottage would benefit from modernisation and refurbishment and extends to about 59 sq m / 635 sq ft as shown on the accompanying floorplans.
To the rear of the cottage is a separate single-storey house of traditional construction. The house has been vacant for some time and is in a semi-derelict state of repair.
There is a range of outbuildings comprising useful stores located to the rear of the property.
Gardens & Grounds
The south facing gardens are a particular feature of the property with a mature site which is mostly laid to lawn with beautiful, maintained flower beds and well-maintained hedging. The garden is bordered by well-maintained hedging providing privacy and seclusion while to the side of the property is an orchard. To the rear of the property is a polytunnel with a vegetable and herb garden. The land is primarily laid out in one field of grazing land with the entire property extending to about 2 acres in total.
The land lies outside of the current development plan boundary. Interested parties are asked to engage directly with the relevant authorities (Fingal County Council) in relation to any planning queries.
Oil fired central heating, mains water (there is also a well), mains sewerage, mains electricity.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession, subject to completion of Probate.
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Wayleaves and Rights of Access
The property both benefits from and is subject to a right of way for access purposes as shown, for illustration purposes only, coloured yellow on the map .The property will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such rights and others.
The Eircode is K36 TD93.