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St Mary's Home, Pembroke Park, Dublin 4

Development & Land Property (0.86 acres) Sold



  • Pembroke Park is a highly sought after residential location with excellent local amenities.
  • Superb opportunity to acquire a property on 0.35 HA (0.86 acres).
  • Most attractive red brick faced detached nursing home prominently situated on Pembroke Park beside Upper Leeson Street, Wellington Road and Herbert Park.
  • Main building extends to approx. 1,161 sq.m. (12,500 sq.ft.) gross internal floor area. Sale includes a 2 storey mews house fronting Clyde Lane.
  • Zoned Z2 “to protect and/or improve the amenities of residential conservation areas” The property is not on the Record of Protected Structures.



St. Mary’s Home is very well located on the east side of Pembroke Park close to the junction with Wellington Road and Upper Leeson Street and close to Herbert Park within 1km of St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street.  This is one of the most sought after residential areas in Dublin. St Mary’s Home is situated on mature landscaped grounds. St Mary's Home is relocating to St John's on Merrion Road in late 2018.

Ballsbridge is the premier residential location in Ireland and the nearby roads comprise some of the best known and most valuable addresses in Dublin. They include Wellington Road, Clyde Road, Herbert Park, Waterloo Road, Clyde Road, Morehampton Road and Upper Leeson Street.  Pembroke Park is within 1 mile of St Stephen’s Green and a short walk to all the amenities, restaurants and shops of Upper Leeson Street, Donnybrook and Ballsbridge villages.

A purchaser is sought to acquire this superbly located Pembroke Park property.  While the existing building on Pembroke Park  is most likely to be converted to luxury apartments, the gardens also offer the potential for high quality new houses to be constructed.  The part 2 and 3 storey St Conleth’s College adjoins the property on the northern boundary while the access to the 12 storey Ardoyne House apartment block is on the southern boundary.  The sale includes a 2 storey house on Clyde Lane.

Full Description


The property is for sale on the instructions of the Trustees of St Mary’s Home.  It is situated on 0.35 Ha (0.86 acres) and briefly comprises a wedge shaped site with superb frontage to Pembroke Park of 73m and containing a substantial detached three storey well maintained nursing home.  There is a rear courtyard garden and a two storey house fronting Clyde Lane.

The building contains a variety of different sized rooms, some of which are of a very good size, and accommodates 31 residents. A compact lift serves all floors. There is adequate parking to the front and side of the property.  A floor plan of the building is attached.


Formal binding tenders to purchase the property to be received at the offices of Lisney, St. Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 no later than 12 noon on Wednesday January 17th 2018 in a sealed envelope marked ‘Tenders St Mary’s Home ’ The vendors are not obliged to accept the highest or any offer received. Tender documentation is available on request from the solicitors and the joint selling agents Lisney and Ganly Walters.


Whitney Moore, Wilton Park House, Wilton place, Dublin 2. (Ref: BH) Tel: 01 611 0000.


The property is situated in an area zoned residential conservation. A review of potential on this site carried out by John Fleming Architects on behalf of St Mary’s Home which indicated the potential for 9 houses and 11 apartments (4 no. 3 bed approx. 90/106 sq.m each; 6 no. 2 bed approx. 85 sq.m. each and 1 no. 1 bed apartment of approx. 45 sq.m.) in a conversion of the existing 3 storey nursing home and with 9 new houses built beside it each fronting Pembroke Park or Clyde Lane. The scheme envisages 4 no. new 3/4 bedroom terraced houses fronting Pembroke Park of 160 sq. m. each and 5 no. 2 bedroom mews houses fronting onto Clyde Lane of 80 sq. m. each with off street parking.  However, it is  possible that a developer may seek permission for a completely different scheme which could be all new build and involve building to a greater height with perhaps an all apartment scheme (subject to planning permission).  Details of the feasibility study is available on request.


In 2016 the trustees of St Mary’s Home announced their plans to combine with Protestant Aid and to relocate their residents to St John’s House on Merrion Road in late 2018.  It is the first time in almost 130 years that this property will have become available for sale.  St. Mary's Home was established in 1891 and is a three-storey red bricked building which was originally a school and later established as a residential care home and as a nursing home. St. Mary’s Home has a long tradition of care. It was founded in 1891 by Canon Richard Travers Smith, Rector of St Bartholomew’s Church and by Ms Isabel Moffat, later a professed Sister, it was known as the Church Home School.  The Church Home subsequently relocated from Ranelagh to its’ present site in Ballsbridge. As early as 1892 the first Sisters established St Mary’s as an educational centre for children. Sister Edith Whiteman became the first Mother Superior of the Community of St. John the Evangelist.  Following curricular and statutory changes the Sisters moved out of the sphere of education and St Mary’s became a home for retired ladies of the Church of Ireland, or those in communion with the Anglican Church.

Viewing Details

Strictly by prior arranged appointment as this remains a fully operating nursing home. For further information or an appointment to view, contact the Joint Agents Ross Shorten or JP Flynn of Lisney on 01 638 2700 or Robert Ganly of Ganly Walters on 01 662 3255


    The gross internal area of the property extends to approx. 1,161 sqm (12,500 sqft) plus the 2 storey house on Clyde lane. A set of floor plans of the main building is available on request.

Lease Details


BER Details

BER No. 800604662
Energy Performance Indicator: 622.42kWh/m2/yr kWh/m2/yr


Whitney Moore, Wilton Park House, Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 (Ref BH)

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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