Innisfree, 11 Brennans Terrace, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98PX03

6 bed house for sale
Ref: BRA220257
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About this property

6 bedroom house for sale

DNG has the great pleasure of presenting Innisfree, 11 Brennan's Terrace to the market. This substantial period property has been home to the current family of 8 for over a decade and has seen many upgrades over the last 2 decades that include a new roof c.2010, upgraded plumbing and wiring c.2013, security alarm system, and gigabit broadband. For those light s...

6 bedroom house for sale

DNG has the great pleasure of presenting Innisfree, 11 Brennan's Terrace to the market. This substantial period property has been home to the current family of 8 for over a decade and has seen many upgrades over the last 2 decades that include a new roof c.2010, upgraded plumbing and wiring c.2013, security alarm system, and gigabit broadband. For those light sleepers’ acoustic glass panels were added to the forward facing bedrooms cutting out all sounds from the seafront. Bray Town and seafront has always attracted artistic people down through the generations and Innisfree was actually home to two such people, Irish gothic Horror author Sheridan Le Fanu and Irish poet Lennox Robinson. Who knows the next custodians of this wonderful home may also make a mark on Irish literary history?

This impressive family home will no doubt attract the discerning purchaser looking for a large family home with gracious proportions, modern conveniences and of course a highly convenient location that is within walking distance of all the amenities that Bray Town has to offer and enjoys direct access to the beach.

The very spacious accommodation of approx. 269 Sq M comprises from the ground floor up, a porch with black and white floor tiling that leads to an open plan bay windowed lounge area with gas fuel stove. The lounge area with attractive engineered wood flooring overlooks a flagstone patio area, a lawn and the bustling seafront beyond. The kitchen is open plan to the lounge and boasts a sizable breakfast bar island with a timber countertop, a large selection of kitchen cabinets and lots of stone counter space for food preparation. Off the kitchen is a hallway with shower room, a separate WC and stairs to the first floor.

To the rear of the property with its own access is a 1 bedroom flat that for the last two and half decades has generated a monthly income of up to €700. The flat comprises a lounge with kitchenette, a bedroom with a shower room off. The flat overlooks the gravel courtyard area that has a number of outbuildings which include a small workshop, a plant room and utility.

The first floor was of course the more formal entrance into the property and the granite steps that lead you to the hall door make for an elegant approach and provide an elevated vista to the gorgeous Victorian Promenade that Bray is famous for. A small internal porch with tiled flooring and glass panelled doors lead you into the formal reception hall that certainly captures the grandeur of a bygone era with its intricate ceiling rose, attractive cornicing and elegant staircase leading to the 2nd floor. The formal elegance of the Victorian architectural period is certainly evident in the beautifully appointed bay windowed living room that enjoys some of the finest views from Bray Head to the south and the Harbour to the North. This room features a large ceiling rose with equally intricate cornicing, the bay window is equally adorned with beautiful cornicing and was not noticed by the current owners until they had the time to sit back and draw their attention away from the lovely sea views. The gorgeous marble fireplace takes pride of place and is perfectly proportioned to the scale of the room. The dining room with 8 foot tall interconnecting doors is equally as elegant and provides ample space for a large dining table with 8 or even 10 chairs if needed. Also, on this floor there is a double bedroom and bathroom with a very modern freestanding bath in the style of the Victorian roll top cast iron baths.

On the second floor you have 4 generously proportioned bedrooms, a WC, and a shower room. Bedrooms 4 and 5 enjoy the most gorgeous views of Bray seafront. These two bedrooms feature acoustic glazing panels that do the most fantastic job of blocking out all the sounds that are generated from the bustling seafront and of course the sea lapping against the coastline. Bedrooms 2 and 3 enjoy views of Brennans Parade with their attractive red brick and stone facades.

To the front of Innisfree, you have the black cast iron railings that are synonymous with Victorian residences. A pedestrian gravel path brings the feel and sound of the beach practically to your front door. The garden is approx. 20m in length and a large lawn to the front of the house is bordered by flower beds that add a splash of colour to the front of the house all year round. Many of the neighbouring properties have sacrificed their lawns for off street parking and Innisfree may be the last to succumb to these requirements. The current owners were perfectly happy to avail of the residents' parking permits that are readily available through Bray council. A flagstone patio area is the ideal space to sit and enjoy the sounds of the sea and all the activity of the seafront and the kitchen is easily accessed through the ground floor porch. To the rear of the property which can be accessed from a small, gated laneway off Brennans Parade is a gravelled courtyard with access to the flat, the outbuildings and the ground floor hall.

The location on Brays sea front is highly convenient to all the amenities that a modern family would require. Within walking distance, you have a number of primary and secondary schools, creches, shops, doctors and dentists surgery’s. Bray Dart station and bus terminus is just 500m away and Bray Main Street is 850m away. The growing selection of dining facilities are on your doorstep as are the large open green spaces, cycle and footpaths and of course Bray Head and the scenic cliff walk.

Personal inspection is a must to appreciate the gracious proportions, superb location, and quite remarkable sea views.


Features of note
6 Bed period home overlooking the gorgeous Victorian promenade and seafront
Accommodation of approx. 242 Sq M, plus apartment of approx. 27 Sq M,
Plus 17 Sq M outbuildings, built c.1859
Wonderful sea views from garden and front of property
3 Large reception rooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 guest WC's
Beautiful period features including cornicing, ceiling roses and living room fireplace
500m walk to Bray Dart station and bus terminus, 850m walk to Bray Main Street
Double glazed windows with Acoustic glazing in front bedrooms to ensure silent and restful sleep
Reroofed c. 2010, Gas fired central heating with app control
Plumbing and wiring renewed 2013
1 Gigabit broadband with data ports throughout
Former home to Irish gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu and Irish poet Lennox Robinson
A number of primary schools within walking distance
1.5km to Pres Bray, 1.3km to Loreto Bray secondary school
Protected structure under 2022-2028 record of protected structures
Front garden with lawn, patio area and gravel path
Numerous cafes. wine bars and restaurants close by
Potential for off street parking in line with neighbouring properties, subject to P.P.
1 bedroom flat included in accommodation with separate access that has been previously rented for €700 PM
On street parking with resident parking disc available from council

Ground Floor


Porch Porch 1.89m x 1.5m


Lounge 6.76m x 4.53m


Kitchen 4.69m x 3.89m


Hall 5.92m x 1.94m


WC 1.59m x 1.52m


Shower Room 1.35m x 1.32m


Ground floor apartment


Lounge with Kitchenette 4.15m x 3.27m


Bedroom 6 3.27m x 2.51m


Shower Room 2.03m x 0.9m


First Floor


Porch 1.93m x 1.26m


Reception Hall 9.18m x 1.94m


Living Room 4.68m x 4.56m


Dining Room 4.69m x 3.97m


Bathroom


Bedroom 1 3.54m x 3.06m


Second Floor


Bedroom 2 3.51m x 3.12m


Shower Room 1.94m x 1.51m


WC 1.5m x 0.96m


Landing 6.97m x 1.93m


Bedroom 3 4.69m x 4.05m


Bedroom 4 4.60m x 3.95m


Bedroom 5 3.43m x 2.7m