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Rarc-an-Ilan, 22 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, A96 DX43


Detached House

For Sale



318 sq.m.
0.60 acres

BER No: 116805615
EPI: 244.14 kWh/m2/yr

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An exceptional home gracing the waterfront set out on approx. 0.6 acres of land and offering immediate water access, located just a stroll away from the highly coveted Dalkey Village. This property presents a rare and extraordinary opportunity to own a magnificent home in an iconic waterfront setting.

This villa-style residence was re-constructed in c.1993 maintaining a traditional aesthetic offering generous living accommodation of approximately 318. sq. m. / 3,200 sq. ft. In addition, there is an adjoining structure that replaced the original coach house providing a one-bedroom lodge of approximately 84 sq. m. / 904 sq. ft. complete with a garage and separate boiler room below.

Rarc–An–Ilan stands as an outstanding family home, meticulously maintained over the years and is nestled on notable private grounds offering breathtaking vistas of Dublin Bay. Accessed through electric wrought iron gates flanked by imposing pillars and shielded by a tall granite wall, this property offers complete privacy. A sweeping driveway, paved with granite cobble stone, guides you to the impressive entrance.

Above the entrance door, a fanlight adds a touch of elegance to the façade. The hallway is both classic and timeless (with lift), to the right of which is an interconnected drawing room and dining room featuring complementary marble fireplaces and charming Juliette balcony that looks out onto a private courtyard below. As you progress along the hallway, your attention is captivated by the sweeping panoramic views of the sea. Double doors beckon you to step onto the balcony providing an awe-inspiring vista of the magnificent Dublin Bay in all its splendour.

To the left of the entrance hall, you’ll find the primary bedroom suite, offering stunning sea views, leading through to a luxurious en-suite bathroom. A flight of stairs descends to the ground floor providing access to a spacious country style kitchen with four oven AGA cooker, seamlessly connecting to a cosy living room with access to a sheltered south facing terrace.

There is an expansive conservatory at the rear of the house providing a wonderful entertaining area, opening onto a paved terrace that offers 180-degree views of the sea. There are two further double bedrooms on the ground floor, one has its own en-suite bathroom, while the other enjoys access to the bathroom across the hall. There is a study that can also serve as a 4th bedroom while a separate utility room, a guest WC and external access to the side of the house completes the accommodation.

The property’s approx. 0.6 acres of grounds offer a high level of privacy, security, and tranquillity. Accessed through electric security gates that lead to a cobbled driveway providing parking for a minimum of four cars. To the front there is a generous expanse of well-maintained lawn, adorned with an ancient apple tree. Adjacent to the lawn, you will discover a sunny, south facing paved courtyard adorned with fig trees – an Idyllic setting for sheltered al -fresco dining. From here a gate opens through to the terraced back garden (access also from the side of the house) granting access down to the waters edge. Underneath the rear terrace you will find a versatile space that could serve as a games room, easily adaptable into a gym, a summer house, a home office or whatever suits your needs. Steps down to the water, where during low tide, a natural pool forms, providing an ideal spot for a refreshing swim.

The property is located within walking distance of the popular heritage town of Dalkey, which has an outstanding selection of speciality shops, eateries, bijou restaurants and shopping facilities. Coliemore Harbour is less than a minutes’ walk away which was the most important trading port on the east coast of Ireland between 1200 and 1600, Today one can get a small passenger ferry to and from Dalkey Island. The waters around Dalkey Island are mainly used for sailing, angling and diving. Sorrento and Dillon’s parks are also nearby. Some of South Dublin’s most prestigious schools, both primary and secondary, are located within close proximity including Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, Holy Child Killiney, St Joseph of Cluny, Castle Park, Rathdown School, The Harold School, CBC Monkstown. Dalkey town is exceptionally well served by bus routes to and from the city centre and Dalkey DART station a short stroll away.


  • Convenient lift between floors
  • Approximately 0.6 acres of secluded grounds
  • Monitored alarm system for security
  • Promising potential for expansion pending planning permission
  • Direct access to the seafront and foreshore
  • Seaside


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