One of Dublin’s finest coastal properties situated in a stunning position with uninterrupted views across Dublin Bay.
Dating back to the 1830’s, Censure House has been comprehensively extended and renovated throughout to create an outstanding family home on approx. 9 acres of exceptionally private, beautifully maintained grounds. Censure House sits in a commanding yet sheltered position on Howth Peninsula, a protected, high amenity area of outstanding natural beauty. The house affords far reaching views over Dublin Bay.
Approached off a lane from Ceanchor Road, the drive opens up to the house and lovely gardens beyond. The property provides excellent, well-proportioned and generous accommodation with high ceiling rooms, sash windows and all the principal reception rooms have fine views benefiting from the gardens and Dublin Bay beyond.
The panelled front door in the covered porch opens onto the lovely double height galleried entrance hall that extends to a smaller, cosier area with a fireplace. Censure House has been designed so that the main reception rooms feed off the reception hall and stairwell. To the right is a south facing drawing room, floor to ceiling windows and access to the paved terrace providing panoramic sea views across to Bray Head to the south. This beautifully decorated room features elegant furnishings in silk, limed oak parquet and walls cloaked in jade sea grass. The drawing room opens into the central study / library with bespoke cabinetry, also with fireplace and doors onto the terrace and sea views beyond.
The open plan kitchen / living room / dining space with a LEICHT sleek and contemporary kitchen with marble work surfaces, electric Aga with electric companion and an island with breakfast bar. The expansive family living area at
the southern end of the kitchen is stylish and comfortable and adjoining the kitchen space is a stone terrace, ideal for entertaining outside with fabulous views and sheltered to the rear by the swimming pool wing. The swimming pool is approached by a panelled hall which opens to the domestic offices of the pantry and laundry. The pool has “a home spa” with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room together with his and her changing rooms. The ground floor also benefits from an inner hall, utility room, a six person lift and a boot room with easy access to the garage.
The elegant oval staircase in the inner lobby provides access to all the floors including the expansive basement. On the first floor, there are six double bedrooms with five of the bedrooms having lovely en-suite bathrooms with different coloured marbles and mosaics. The main bedroom benefits from a private terrace and far-reaching views across the grounds and out to sea to Baily Lighthouse. It also has his and hers dressing rooms and luxury en-suite bathrooms finished to the highest standard. Also on the first floor is a gym, with access to a private terrace with golf putting green, and an en-suite shower room which can be shared with one of the bedrooms.
Approached either via the lift or the main staircase, the basement is an expansive area which comprises of various storerooms, a communications room, a wine cellar, a billiards room and a home cinema. There is also an excellent staff apartment with a double bedroom, bathroom, open plan kitchen and living space. This provides independent accommodation and can be approached from the outside via the staircase from the car garage.
It is rare to find a house so close to Dublin city in 9 acres of magnificent gardens and grounds which provide privacy and protection. Immediately surrounding the house are extensive terraced areas bounded by boxed hedging. These areas are ideal for entertaining in the summer. There was a tennis court which has now been altered to a lovely lawn with complete privacy afforded by mature trees and shrubbery throughout. To the front of Censure House is a further lawn bounded by the gravel drive and a fully enclosed paddock, suitable for horses or livestock. There is a sunken garden which ascends to a stretch of rugged headland with breath-taking scenery. There are outstanding sea views from almost every angle and private access to the Cliff Walk – one of Ireland’s most beautiful seaside paths. Within the grounds, there is a small stable block, a block built barn in the paddock and a greenhouse.
Censure House is 2.5 miles from the village of Howth, a picturesque village with a harbour, marina, yacht club, along with shops, boutiques and restaurants. Communications are excellent with Dublin only 10 miles away with its broad range of amenities including the university, department stores, theatres and hospitals. Dublin airport is a short drive via the M50 and has an extended international flight network. The M50 also connects to the city, and this acts as a major arterial route to the main roads leading to the rest of the country. There are excellent schools within easy reach including Sutton Park School, Clongowes Wood College, The Kings Hospital, St Columba’s College, Blackrock College and Alexandra College. Sporting amenities include golf at Howth, Deer Park, The Royal Dublin and Portmarnock Golf Clubs; racing is within easy reach at Fairyhouse, Punchestown and Dundalk; sailing and other water sports are easily reached from the harbour at Howth and there is excellent walking including Howth Cliff Walk.e are extensive terraced areas bounded by boxed hedging. These areas are ideal for entertaining in the summer. There was a tennis court which has now been altered to a lovely lawn with complete privacy afforded by mature trees and shrubbery throughout. To the front of Censure House is a further lawn bounded by the gravel drive and a fully enclosed paddock, suitable for horses or livestock. There is a sunken garden which ascends to a stretch of rugged headland with breath-taking scenery. There are outstanding sea views from almost every angle and private access to the Cliff Walk – one of Ireland’s most beautiful seaside paths. Within the grounds, there is a small stable block, a block built barn in the paddock and a greenhouse.
One of Dublin’s finest coastal properties
Approx 9 acres of manicured grounds
Outstanding uninterrupted sea views across Dublin Bay
Extensively extended and refurbished in 2011 to the highest standards
Indoor swimming pool complex with sauna, steam room & jacuzzi
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