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5 bedroom detached house for sale


Ireland - Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

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Key features:

  • 5 Bedroom detached Victorian period residence
  • Approx. 240 sq m / 2,583 sq ft
  • Prestigious residential address
  • Mature and secluded grounds of approx. 0.65 acres
  • Gentle walk to Killiney Beach & DART
  • Beautiful views over Killiney Bay and surrounding Wicklow area
  • Generous parking

Full description:

Savills is delighted to present Secrora to the market. A detached, 5-bedroom, double-fronted Victorian house in the sylvan setting of Killiney, it is a perfect house for raising a family. on 0.66 acres

Located at the end of a long gravelled avenue, leading off prestigious Killiney Hill Road, Secrora is part of the fabric of Irish sporting and literary history. Built in the 1840s, it is the former home of Irish tennis great Joshua Pim, who was four times a Wimbledon Champion in the 1890s. Before the Pims, the house was inhabited by TW Rolleston, an important figure in the late 19th century Celtic Revival, author of Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race and collaborator with Yeats (who was photographed in the garden of Secrora in the 1890s).

The house retains much of its original charm and character, together with very many period features: ceiling covings and cornices, fireplaces and shuttered sash windows. High ceilings throughout give a spacious, airy feel.

In a gently elevated but sheltered position, the house basks in a sunny southerly aspect, with the rooms to the front looking out on a beautiful garden, while many of the rooms on the upper floors enjoy an inspiring vista over Killiney Bay and south to Bray head and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Further enhancing the tranquil setting, the house and front garden are surrounded by the generous gardens of neighbouring properties.

Standing on the lawn of Secrora, one is struck by the warmth and character of this substantial and handsomely proportioned house. Cut granite steps lead to impressive double front doors of this 240 sq m / 2,583 sq ft property. The accommodation briefly comprises: at hall level, a large porch and welcoming entrance hall, drawing room and dining room. Down from the hall level are a guest W.C , breakfast room, utility, kitchen and hallway to a family room. The 1st floor return has a large double bedroom with a hallway leading to guest W.C , family bathroom, dressing room (currently in use as a guestroom) and another large double bedroom. The 1st floor comprises a light filled landing and two double bedrooms. Finally, the 2nd floor has a generous double bedroom with a adjacent room (currently in use as a small study). The former coach house has been converted, providing bright family room, which opens onto a courtyard ideal for al fresco dining.

Outside, a wrought iron gated entrance and avenue flanked by formal hedging lead to the house where there is a gravel sweep with ample parking space. The mature, secluded gardens to the front of the house have been beautifully planted and tended around the lawn tennis court at its centre: gravel paths, a herbaceous border, mature trees (including a dramatic weeping willow and yew), high hedging and a profusion of spring and summer colour.

The side vegetable garden offers a secure space for children's activities or an area into which this already spacious family home might be extended (subject to planning permission). The side garden also possesses good road frontage. Outhouses, conveniently situated to the rear of the house, offer plenty of storage.


The characterful and unique locale needs little introduction. Killiney and Dalkey villages are within easy reach, boasting excellent shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Killiney is close to many fine schools. There are unbounded leisure amenities in the area, including golf, tennis, sailing and stunning coastal walks around the hills of Killiney & Dalkey. The home is within a stone's throw of Blue Flag Killiney Beach and the shortest of walks (via the pedestrian rights-of-way that criss-cross the neighbourhood) to Killiney Dart station. The N11, M50 and LUAS station at Cherrywood are all in close proximity.

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  • Dublin (International), 22.3 miles

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To view this property or request more details, contact
Savills Ireland, Blackrock

4 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
03339 391388  Local call rate


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Savills Ireland, Blackrock

4 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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