Secret Sutton stretch with backyard seafront
This large, modernised Victorian on Burrow Road is a shell’s throw from the beach
Description: Coastal, Victorian terrace house along an unusual secluded sweep with rear gardens running down to the beach Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Burrow Beach, long hailed as one of Dublin’s finest 1.2km shoreline walks, is part of the spit of land connecting Howth Head to the mainland. It stretches from Sutton Golf Club to Howth, has a dreamlike union with nature, the softest of sands and views of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay in the distance.
Burrow Road houses back on to Burrow Beach and have all the advantages and pleasures of close connection.
No 6, on the market for the first time since 1990, has thriving, well-tended gardens back and front, interiors that live thoughtfully with the house’s 1895 origins, and a rear garden gate opening directly on to grassy dunes and the spreading beach beyond.
The front approach along Burrow Road is also something to shout about, with tall trees, rampant nature and the Dart line to one side, and large, well-set back houses on the other.
The vendors paid ¤120,000 for No 6 at auction in 1990. They thought themselves lucky to get it and have continued to think so ever since. They’re downsizing but will be staying in the area. Agent Sherry FitzGerald is seeking ¤1.395m for the 189sq m (2,034sq ft) house.
No 6, part of a Victorian terrace, has not been extended by the vendors but has been updated (including a new roof in 2003) and modernised while keeping faith with original plasterwork, tiling, fireplaces (marble and cast-iron), woodwork, doors and high ceilings.
A l ong, cream painted kitchen/breakfast room stretches into the even longer rear garden.
The floor is tiled in polished Spanish terracotta. The bespoke fittings have a rustic style, and a gas-fired Aga fits into an original, tiled chimney breast with mantel.
The formal reception rooms give the strongest sense of the original house. The front, south-facing, lived-in