Tayanglet is an exquisite period residence set on about 1.2 acres of superb gardens in a private location. Extensively renovated by the current owners in 1997, this 6-bedroom period house offers well presented, spacious accommodation with comfort and functionality at its core. Its south facing position offers excellent views of the Dublin Mountains and surrounding countryside as well as throwing sunlight over the whole property.
The residence has a formal gated entrance and a private sweeping driveway flanked with Victorian style Harte lampposts, hedging and mature trees. The driveway leads to the main entrance of the house and to the rear where there is ample parking.
The accommodation is arranged over three principal floors of generous and elegant proportions and is ideal for a family looking to make it their own. Internally, the house features a wealth of beautiful original period features including cornicing and ceiling roses, timber flooring, sash windows and decorative fireplaces. The property has been very well cared for by the current owners with few works to be carried out to make the home yours.
The house is entered through an impressive reception hall with a central staircase and fireplace. The reception hall provides access to the interconnecting drawing room and dining room, which are the most impressive rooms and ideally suitable for family living and formal entertaining. Off the staircase is a guest wc, utility room and rear entrance. Through the hallway there is a kitchen/dining room/sitting room with French doors leading out to the front terrace. Off the kitchen/dining room, there is a hallway that provides access to the internal courtyard, a games room (which is multi-functional) and the spa area. A staircase leads up to the gym with a sauna and wWC. A formal sitting room is also located at upper ground level with access from both the kitchen/dining area and the lower ground floor level.
Complimenting the house is an annex which comprises a cinema room on the lower ground floor with space for a home office which looks onto a terrace area.
The first floor is accessed via a wooden staircase onto the landing which leads to a magnificent south-facing master bedroom suite with built in wardrobe space, a shower room and doors leading out to a balcony. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, two are ensuite and the front bedroom also offers access to the balcony. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms both with ensuite.
In all the accommodation extends to about 600 square metres / 6,458 square feet in total. A full layout of the accommodation is shown on the adjoining floorplan.
Gardens & Grounds
Tayanglet sits amidst an established plot of landscaped garden grounds surrounded by mature hedging offering complete privacy and in all extends to about 1.2 acres / 0.5 hectare. The gardens are an outstanding feature comprising mainly lawned areas to the front and rear of the property with a pergola set beside the rear boundary. There is a perimeter walkway surrounding the property allowing the owner the opportunity to meander and appreciate the stunning visuals.
There is an abundance specimen trees dotted around the garden including Maple, Laurel, Oak and Chestnut trees as well as flowering plants such as Roses, Bottle Brush, Clematis (Montana Pink). The owners have cleverly planted spring bulbs including Daffodils, Tulips, Bluebells and Violets that flourish at different times of the year.
A sheltered south facing terrace to the front of the house is ideally placed for the afternoon and evening sun. To the rear of the property there is several outbuildings including a fully functional greenhouse and a garden shed. The greenhouse is home to some fruit trees including Peach, Lemon and Orange as well as green and black grape vines.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Brennanstown Road is located in one of Dublin’s most prestigious and leafy suburbs and while it offers a touch of rural and tranquil seclusion, the property is within easy reach of all amenities that the modern family would need.
Tayanglet is within walking distance of the Luas at Carrickmines (1.5 km) providing links to the city centre and the area is ideally situated close to the M50 which is 3 km distant.
Cornelscourt Shopping Centre (2 km), Carrickmines Park (2.5 km), Dun Laoghaire (6 km), Blackrock (6 km) and Dundrum Town Centre (9 km) are all within easy reach offering a further range of shopping and entertainment services.
A fine choice of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools can be found in the locality including Loreto College Foxrock, Blackrock College and Nord Anglia International School.
Built in the late 1800s and one of the first houses built on Brennanstown Road after Brennanstown House, the property was originally known as Druid’s Hill according to the historic OSI maps which is a reference to the historic Brennanstown Dolmen, an impressive portal tomb located nearby.
The property was previously owned by Seamus McGrath of the famous McGrath horse racing dynasty, who grew up in the nearby Cabinteely House which was purchased by his father in 1933. He was the eldest son of Joseph McGrath, founder of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes and owner of The Irish Glass Bottle Company.
Seamus started training his father’s national hunt horses at their stables at Glencairn Stud in 1942. The stud was famed for raising Orby who became the first Irish-trained horse to win the Epsom Derby in 1907. In 1943, he won his first race with a horse named Tayanglet and subsequently renamed his house on the Cabinteely estate (now Cabinteely Park).
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