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Ossory Lodge, Ballygihen Avenue, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. A96 W9E5

5 bedrooms (395 sq.m) House sale agreed by private treaty


5 bedrooms  4 bathrooms  4 receptions


  • In excess of 31m (100ft) of uninterrupted sea view frontage
  • Highly regarded, prestigious residential address
  • Period features meticulously retained
  • Magnificent reception rooms with period detailing and 12ft floor to ceiling heights
  • Spacious generously proportioned accommodation extending to approximately 395sq.m (4,250sq.ft)
  • Sunny private lawned side garden measuring approximately 30m x 12m with potential to extend subject to planning permission
  • Secure gated off street parking for numerous cars behind electric gates
  • Stunning views over Sandycove Harbour and across Scotsman’s Bay to Howth from all levels
  • Within walking distance of excellent schools, the bus, DART and Aircoach
  • Close to the superb amenities in Glasthule and Dalkey villages
  • Potential to convert garden level into self-contained unit with separate garden entrance
  • Sandycove beach and harbour, the Forty Foot and Sandycove Tennis Club on the doorstep
  • Dual gas fired central heating system
  • Phonewatch alarm system
  • Powerscourt, Dun Laoghaire and Killiney golf courses within a 20 minutes’ drive
  • UCD and Trinity College both easily accessible
  • Potential to further extend the property subject to the necessary Planning Permission

Full Description

An exceptionally attractive superbly presented end of terrace two storey over garden level double fronted Victorian period residence occupying a highly sought after coastal location on the corner of Marine Parade and Ballygihen Avenue with 100ft of uninterrupted sea frontage in the heart of Sandycove boasting unparalleled sea views over Scotsman’s Bay, Sandycove Harbour, the East Pier and across to Howth, whilst enjoying secure electric gated parking for numerous cars to the front and a private lawned garden to the side.

Ossory Lodge is a bright and airy home with wonderful proportions that extend to approximately 395sq.m (4,250sq.ft) over the three levels that has maintained many of the features from the Victorian era, whilst having a large contemporary Dalkey Design handmade solid kitchen/breakfast room added to the rear of the property that opens to a rear suntrap courtyard and out to the private lawned garden that could offer further development subject to the necessary Planning Permissions.

On the hall level are the principle reception rooms, two of which are interconnecting, ideal for entertaining and enjoy the breath-taking views over Sandycove Point and out across Scotman’s Bay to Howth through the large sash windows.

At garden level there is a large double bedroom, a large TV / reception room and shower room. It has its own access from the front and could be a self-contained guest / nanny’s apartment. On the first floor there is a large master bedroom suite with stunning sea views and en suite. There are two large double bedrooms both with sea views and a single bedroom. There is also a family bathroom with large walk in shower and bath.

The property is presented in excellent decorative order throughout. It has been constantly upgraded over the years and has been previously leased as an embassy residence for the ambassador and his family.
This stunning family residence will be of interest to anyone looking for a prime residential property in the highly regarded coastal suburb of Sandycove. Ossory Lodge is surrounded by an excellent selection of primary and secondary schools including Castle Park, Rathdown, Holy Child, Loreto Abbey Dalkey and CBC Monkstown. The superb amenities and facilities that Dalkey and Glasthule have to offer are only a short stroll away and Dun Laoghaire Town Centre is a ten minute walk. The bus and DART are close by servicing the city centre and IFSC and the Aircoach runs to and from the airport every hour. There are popular scenic walks over Killiney and Dalkey hills and along the seafront and the four yacht clubs and extensive marina at Dun Laoghaire Harbour will be of major interest to the marine and sailing enthusiast. Access to the M50 and LUAS is an eight minute drive.


  • Reception Hall (2.07m x 4.67m)
  • with attractive pattern stained glass over and to the side of the hall door, tri-phase electricity, new fuse board, Eircom Phonewatch security digital alarm unit, enclosed radiator, marble tiled floor and opening surrounded by pattern stained glass leading through to the
  • Inner Hall (5.98m x 2.08m)
  • Drawing Room (4.73m x 6.57m)
  • with dual aspect windows looking out directly to sea across to Howth taking and taking in the East Pier whilst the other sliding sash multi-paned window overlooks Sandycove Point, Joyce's Tower and the Scott House, enclosed radiators, timber panelling with hidden doors either side of the chimney breast opening through to the next room, picture rail, ornate ceiling rose, ceiling coving with attractive period detailing surrounding the room, exceptionally fine Victorian marble fireplace with brass and slate inset and slate hearth and opening through to the
  • Dining Room (4.72m x 5.93m)
  • with picture rail, ceiling coving, ornate ceiling rose, very fine Victorian marble open fireplace with brass and slate inset and slate hearth, large picture sliding multi-paned sash window overlooking Howth taking in the East Pier and glimpses of Sandycove Point
  • Study (4.63m x 4.49m)
  • with picture rail, ceiling coving, marble fireplace with slate and brass inset, gas coal effect fire to the front and slate hearth, television point and window overlooking the side of the property
  • Inner Lobby (4.65m x 4.52m)
  • with dado rail, ceiling coving and marble tiled floor
  • Guest W.C.
  • with marble natural stone tiled floor, w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, extractor, ceiling coving, towel rail and mirror with shaving socket and light
  • Cloakroom
  • with cloak hanging area with storage shelf over, counter press storage area with surface presses and drawers, worktop, tiled floor, hardwood part double glazed multi-paned door leading out to the rear courtyard, two enclosed Potterton gas fired central heating boilers with controls and timer and door to
  • Utility Room
  • with Whirlpool American style tumble dryer, Whirlpool Gold American style washing machine, fitted press units, towel rail, display cabinets, storage shelving, wash hand basin and tiled floor
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room (7.75m x 5.88m)
  • with fully tiled floor, Dalkey Design hand painted off white cream bespoke solid wood kitchen that has a centre island unit with laminated timber worktop, pull out bin either side of the sink unit, breakfast bar either end, further storage including wine rack, sideboards with press units, drawers, mug hanging and plate racks, granite top butcher block chopping board, pull down chalk board with cork board over, built in Britannia stainless steel standalone cooker with five ring gas hob over, double oven under, glass splashback, extractor over, integrated Neff dishwasher, large larder fridge set into a press unit with storage either side and wine rack over, recessed lighting, ceiling coving, three ceiling to floor double folding hardwood double glazed multi-paned doors open out to the garden with views across Dublin Bay to Howth and Sandycove Point, set of double folding ceiling to floor double glazed hardwood doors opening out to the courtyard
  • Lobby Area
  • with steps leading down from the Inner Lobby, door to basement and door to
  • Garden Level
  • with recessed LED lighting, understairs hot press with timer, immersion unit and shelving, timber effect tiled floor throughout, ceiling coving, part painted timber panelled walls that surround most of the basement level
  • Bedroom 5 (4.5m x 5.45m)
  • with timber effect tiled floor, recessed LED lighting, coving, window overlooking the side garden and a range of built in wardrobes
  • Kitchenette/Utility Area
  • with recessed lighting
  • Shower Room
  • with step in tiled Mira power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c., tiled floor, storage press, extractor and recessed lighting
  • Family Room (5.42m x 4.54m)
  • with built in hidden storage, television point and elevated remote control gas fire
  • Hall (1.83m x 9.09m)
  • with enclosed gas fired Potterton central heating boiler with timer
  • Lobby
  • underneath the entrance steps with glazed door
  • First Floor
  • with feature French window
  • Landing
  • with ceiling coving, dual ceiling roses, excellent built in wardrobe storage and chest of drawers
  • Bedroom 1 (4.7m x 5.89m)
  • with wide plank original timber floor boards, dual aspect multi-paned windows looking rear and directly out across to Howth taking in the East Pier and Sandycove Point, television point, telephone point, ceiling coving, a range of built in wardrobes and a painted Adam style open fireplace with slate inset and slate hearth
  • Master Bedroom (4.75m x 6.58m)
  • with picture rail, ornate ceiling rose, a range of built in wardrobes, painted Adam style open fireplace with slate insert and hearth, television point, dual aspect multi-paned sliding sash windows looking over Dublin Bay, the East Pier, Howth and Sandycove Point, original polished timber wide plank floor boards and door to
  • En Suite Shower Room (2.12m x 3.15m)
  • with tiled floor, mosaic tiled steps leading into an oversized power shower with glass surround and tiling, recessed lighting, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with drawers under, fitted mirror over with light, w.c., a range of shutters giving great privacy, extractor and hatch to roof space
  • Bedroom 3 (4.46m x 4.55m)
  • with wardrobes either side of the chimney breast, television point, telephone point, sliding sash window overlooking the Joyce Tower, ceiling coving and picture rail
  • Lobby Area
  • with shelved hot press off with dual immersion unit and timer and large lagged water cylinder
  • Bathroom
  • with bath, antique style w.c., over cistern and pull chain, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored fronted medicine cabinet over, step in power shower with oversized tray, recessed lighting, ceiling coving, extractor fan, heated towel rail with radiator
  • Bedroom 4 (3.36m x 2.61m)
  • with sliding sash multi-paned window overlooking the rear, shelving, ceiling coving and electric panel heater


To the front a sliding electric gate opens into secure off street parking for numerous cars. A pedestrian gate leads into the private lawned side garden of a generous size that is walled and fenced yet still permits the stunning views. There is a stone deck with views over Scotsman’s Bay and a sunny courtyard off the kitchen.

BER Details

BER No. 109758748
Energy Performance Indicator: 293.65 kWh/m²/yr

Contact Details

Address: 8 Railway Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 D3K2
Telephone: or you can also email us at

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