Shamrock Cottage, Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

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Region €1,175,000

Bungalow For Sale
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Bungalow For Sale


Contact Name: Eamonn Foley

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Greystones

PSR Licence Number: 002183

Email Agent Call 2874005
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Key Features

Constructed in limestone with red brick and granite detailing
4 separate heating zones
Underfloor heating in kitchen, wc and bathroom and en suite
Original period features intact
Very private site well set back from the road
Literally a short stroll to all amenities
Kitchen orangery with stunning bespoke handmade 'Chalon' style kitchen in hardwood
Barrel vaulted ceiling and bespoke handmade wardrobes in main bedroom
Hardwood bespoke entrance gates
Ample parking

Property Description

Once through the entrance gates of Shamrock Cottage it is evident that you have stumbled upon something quite special. A beautiful period bungalow offering great privacy, well set back from the road. Dating back to 1879, it was built using only the best quality materials and workmanship by esteemed engineer James Price who was also responsible for the realigning of the Bray/Greystones railway in the 1880 s. This fine home is steeped in charm and character throughout, with all the necessary ingredients that anyone looking for a true period home require. It has been sensitively extended and upgraded throughout by its current owners, blending the old harmoniously with the new, to provide a modern home steeped in history and character. Extending to 2,100 sq.ft. approx., the space both inside and out belies its quaint name! This is a home of substance.

With many original period features throughout including original quarry tiles, original floorboards, window shutters, period fireplaces, high ceilings and fully working maid bells it really is a period lovers dream home. The accommodation comprises long entrance hallway, formal living room to the front with bay window overlooking the front gardens, dining/family room which gives access to the superb extended open plan kitchen/living/family area this room really is the focal point of this fine home with its pitched ceiling and 4 large Velux rooflights flooding the space with natural light, it is the perfect space for all the family to sit, relax and entertain. A study or home office is accessed off the kitchen and this was originally the maids quarters. A well fitted utility room is closeby along with a guest WC and a superb bathroom. There are four bedrooms, three are doubles and a spacious single. The master bedroom really is a superb space. With a feature barrell vaulted ceiling, and bespoke handmade fitted wardrobes and an en suite cleverly concealed behind doors that blend in with the bespoke wardrobes. There are French doors from the master bedroom suite out onto the rear gardens.

Ideally located off Church Road, Shamrock Cottage is a stroll to an enviable array of amenities and facilities including an exceptional array of eateries, boutiques, retail outlets and cosy pubs. Also within easy walking distance is Greystones harbour / marina and the picturesque seafront. For those wishing for more adventurous walking routes, the Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk is very popular. Other essential amenities include a number of supermarkets, local public park, library and medical clinics. Greystones has several excellent primary schools and two local secondary schools. Sporting facilities are in abundance and include rugby, soccer, GAA, sailing and tennis amongst many others. Shoreline Leisure Centre houses a swimming pool and gym and Charlesland Recreational Centre has a running track and all-weather sports pitches. There are a variety of exceptional golf courses in the locality including Delgany, Druids Heath, Powerscourt and Greystones to name but a few. Transport links include Greystones DART station, Dublin Bus routes, Aircoach and easy access to the N11/M50 network.

Shamrock Cottage is a home which will provide its new owners a property of distinction, style and comfort in a wonderfully private setting on the doorstop of everything this fine seaside town has to offer.

Brief history of Shamrock Cottage

As stated in the home s deeds and original plans Shamrock Cottage was built by the home s first owner James Price engineer.

Price was also responsible for the realigning of the Bray/Greystones railway in the 1880 s. I.K. Brunel had previously built a spectacular coastal railway line round Bray Head in County Wicklow, but unfortunately not enough attention was paid to the geology of the area, and several disastrous landslides resulted. James Price was given the job of sorting it out and move inland the affected stretch of railway which is still in use today. Described as a genius for his engineering work by the Irish Times in 1873, Price was also offered a knighthood which he declined on a matter of principle. He was a member of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, worshiped in St. Patrick s Church across the road from his home and is described in his obituary as a man of large-hearted sympathy who gave much time and energy to works of benevolence . James died in 1895 and was laid to rest in Redford Cemetery (The Grove) in his hometown of Greystones where a spectacular marble sculpture marks his family plot.
Following James passing and revealed in Shamrock Cottage s deeds, the property was then passed onto another historical figure Ivon Henry Price , Head of British Intelligence at Dublin Castle during the Easter Rising.
In 1922 the next owner- Senator Professor William Magennis , Magennis was the founding member of the political party Clann ireann . The party advocated the abolition of the Oath of Allegiance to the British King. He was nominated by the Taoiseach to the Seanad in 1938 and served as an independent member until his death in 1946......
In 2010 Shamrock Cottage was extended using traditional materials such as lime mortar and limestone combined with the best building materials available today.

Entrance Hall

Living Room 4.73m x 4.07m.

Family Room 4.40m x 3.30m.

Study 2.16m x 2.37m.

Family Kitchen/Dining/Living Space 4.67m x 5.00m.

Utility Room

Bathroom 2.09m x 2.94m.


Bedroom 1 3.90m x 4.74m.

Ensuite 2.34m x 2.80m.

Bedroom 2 3.34m x 3.35m.

Bedroom 3 2.96m x 3.34m.

Bedroom 4 3.57m x 3.13m.

From Greystones dart station, drive up the town, past Super Valu and Fenton fires on the left. Continue along Church Road and Shamrock Cottage is a short distance down on the right hand side before St. Patrick' s Church.

BER Details

BER No. 112487756

Energy Performance Indicator: 268.27 kWh/m2/yr

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Selling Agent

Sherry FitzGerald Greystones
Church Road Greystones Co. Wicklow

Contact Name: Eamonn Foley

PSR Licence Number: 002183

Call 2874005
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