From the wisteria clad exterior, a Georgian arched double-door entrance leads through a small lobby to a cosy raised-panel reception, with an open fire and an antique grand piano welcome.
This original section of the house contains the more formal rooms, featuring elaborate pelmet-ed drapes over generous sash windows, period furniture, and quintessential black and white marble fireplaces in the drawing and dining rooms.
The elegant dining table can seat up to sixteen people, in a room featuring twin chandeliers, extravagantly ornate moulded plasterwork, and an indulgent gilded mirror.
The demure bay window table to one end is a particular delight.
A few steps lower in a more recent enlargement of the house, is the spacious family kitchen and double-height breakfast room, with a span of windows overlooking the front gardens. Comprehensively equipped for the gourmet chef, what you can’t find here will be in the adjoining cool-room or pantry.
Stained glass pocket doors off the breakfast room reveal a substantial family sitting room, defined by a crescent screen of windows opening onto a sheltered patio at the end. A large TV, a large sofa, and an open gas fire…
Extending to the rear, a magnificent two storey sunroom opens out onto an herbaceous garden and all-weather putting green.
Airy, bright and luxurious, it features an exquisite open stairway with a glamourous wrought iron balustrade.
Overlooking the sunroom is the snooker room, complete with a bar tucked away in one corner – another stunning surprise, in a home that is packed with fun. The neighbouring room, is a gymnasium, furnished with four machines and lots of mirrors.
For your convenience, there is a shower room with steam room to one side.You may also want to avail of the impressive home cinema, which is on the ground floor at the extreme end of the modern wing.
Ultra-comfortable Sky viewing etc. on the big screen with surround sound!
There are six diverse double bedrooms available, each with their own bathrooms.The sublime master bedroom is on the top floor of the original house; it is paneled and floored in natural warm wood, with complementary fitted wardrobes, and has large dual aspect windows.
The generous bathroom is equally perfect with enclosed toilet, bath and shower.
The sleigh bed bedroom is at the top of the house, has a small dressing room which opens onto its own balcony.
The chic grey bedroom comes with a classy matching ensuite. This sophisticated bedroom has a large TV and a desk for that bit of catching up…
There are two more bedrooms, across a short link beyond the snooker room.
Both with balconies overlooking the walled garden, and with zip and link beds which can be set up as twins instead of doubles.
For business clients, who require a private office, there are two available on the ground floor – one with a patio in the walled garden.
A function room adjacent to the offices and cinema, is frequently used as a games room for kids, but serves equally well for hosting small events or celebrations.
The five acres of garden is a simply stunning blend of whimsical and formal, with some market garden thrown in. There is a mature pond, a woodland walk, delightful sculptures, beehives, and even a treehouse.
Within the manicured walled garden at the rear there are several seating areas to enjoy barbecues or just chill.
If you need to catch up on your golf, you will enjoy the landscaped all-weather putting green complete with sand bunker.
The owners have a particular interest in the healing qualities of nature and are currently initiating the Aventine Wellness Gardens at the rear of the estate, which will be available to guests.
• 2x Electric ovens
• 4x hob Induction & 2x gas rings
• 2x Fridge-freezer
• 2x Dishwashers
• 2x Microwave
• Coffee machine
• Washing machines & Dryers
• Four King-size and
• Two King-size Zip & Link
Tech & Entertainment
• Hi speed Wi-Fi Internet, inc. garden
• Sky TV in family room, playroom and Cinema
• 3 bedrooms with smart TVs
• Snooker table and bar
• Home Cinema
• Children’s toys, books, games
• 24-hour security monitoring
• Housekeeping provided
• Steam room
• Gym (4 machines)
• Putting green
• Gas BBQ
• Garden furniture
• Access to Aventine Wellness Gardens
Out and About
- Enjoy a round at Foxrock Golf Club
- and Carrickmines Golf Club
- or practice at Leopardstown Range
- Lunch at the Lep
- Set and match at Carrickmines Tennis Club
- Stroll around Powerscourt
- Shop till you drop at Dundrum
- Try an earlybird at Woodfuff
- Go to the races at Leopardstown
- Pop into the Guinness Gallery
- East meets West lunch at the Kerb
The house is located a seven-minute walk from Foxrock Village, an affluent leafy garden suburb of Dublin that was devised in the 1860s offering ‘the fine air of a district midway between the mountains and the sea’.
Immediately to the South lie the Dublin mountains, which continue on through County Wicklow.
During the civil war Lis na Carrig was raided by anti-treaty forces. It is reported that Michael Collins visited the house just days before his assassination in Co. Cork.
The area is notable for Leopardstown Racecourse, which is more than 130 years old and is the only remaining horse-track in the greater metropolitan area. The are several golf clubs nearby – the Foxrock one dates from the same period.
Samuel Beckett, writer, was born locally in 1906, and the singer Joe Dolan, lived here until his death in 2007.
Cycling is an option, but it will be convenient to bring a car as it is quite a walk to the nearest public transport or indeed grocery outlets.
Dublin’s M50 orbital motorway passes nearby, which is very convenient for quick access to points North and West of the City.
Carrickmines Green line Luas station tram is about a 20-minute walk away, but it also has a free Park ‘n Ride car park. Trams leave every 10 minutes or so and take about half an hour to St. Stephen’s Green in central Dublin. This can be a convenient way to go, as the line passes the retail units of Dundrum Town Centre, and eliminates parking problems.
Fruit and vegetables are available from Thomas’s in the village, just along from the butcher. There is a comprehensive shopping mall at Carrickmines Park which is only about 5 minutes by car, but for most groceries, Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt is the best bet, 5 minutes in the opposite direction.
By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – is half an hour from the house
Belfast Airport – about 2 and half hours from house.
Shannon Airport – about 2 and half hours from house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over half an hour from the house
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is just over an hour and a half to the South.