Into the blue in a spacious mountain hideaway overlooking Dublin Bay

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Bankside House, Woodside Rd, Dublin € 18,895,000

he heather slopes of Three Rock Mountain form the backdrop to Bankside House and the two close neighbors with whom it shares this hidden cul-de-sac that climbs west of the steep Woodside Road.

You’re so close to the wilderness here, in fact, that sociable deer regularly visit Bankside House’s back garden in search of treats. For human company, the Blue Light pub is 400 meters up the hill.

It is said to take its name from the blue lantern that would be lit at the front of the house, to indicate to smugglers in Dublin Bay that the coast was free of customs officials.

Likewise, you can clearly see Dublin Bay from Bankside, especially from the first floor windows.

Taking advantage of this view, the first floor has a living room with skylights on both elevations (east and west), for sea and mountain views.

On the first floor there are also three bedrooms, but the master bedroom is downstairs and has an en-suite shower and walk-in closet.

Elsewhere, the ground floor has a second living room with a wood floor, and there are double doors leading to a dining room and family room with a plexiglass roof and wall of windows.

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The living room with wood stove

The living room with wood stove

The bedroom’s dining area has patio doors to a patio, and the living area has a wood-burning stove.

The kitchen also has sliding doors leading out to the rear garden, where there is a lawn surrounded by mature trees as well as a wooden home office nestled under the mountain. The total space is 1,862 square feet and the energy rating is C1.

Junction 14 of the M50 is about a five-minute drive away. The 44B bus line stops at Woodside Road and takes you to Dundrum Luas stop.

Bankside House is for sale for € 895,000 with Morrison Estates (01) 293 7100.

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