Climbing the granite steps bordered by the closely cropped privet hedges, you get a real sense, as you enter this landmark Delgany property, that you have stepped back to a more graceful period in time. On entering Abbots Leigh House it becomes evident that you have stumbled upon something special; the current owners have created a beautiful home with all the modern comforts one could require in this fine, south-facing, period house which retains a myriad of original features and oozes old-world charm and character throughout.
Abbots Leigh can trace its foundations to the mid-1700s with a residence being documented on the site on the 1755 Baker Estate map. In time, Abbots Leigh became part of the now famous La Touche Bellevue estate and its full history is readily traceable through the detailed deeds that form part of the inventory.
The accommodation comprises the ground floor with a spacious hallway; sitting room, with beautifully reclaimed open fireplace; dining room, also with a feature fireplace; a country style kitchen, with built-in units and pine worktops containing a deep, original Belfast sink and from here there is access to the kitchen yard. To the rear of the property is a large laundry with built-in cupboards housing washing machine and tumble dryer, a new Baxi, natural gas condenser boiler and one of the two external doors leading to the kitchen yard. There is also an adjacent cloakroom that is plumbed for your choice of shower or bath. Upstairs there are three bedrooms: two double and a single and a small book-lined study. A family shower room with Samuel Heath fittings and containing built-in storage and airing cupboard completes the upstairs accommodation.
Outside, at ground floor level there is the charming well-maintained town garden, with its sweet-smelling David Austin rose bed and swathes of fragrant garden pinks to the front of the property as well as the gravelled kitchen yard to the side and rear with service access. There is also an upper level, south-facing terrace garden with gravelled barbecue area and that runs the full length of the property and from the house or gardens you can hear the quaint pealing of the clock from the 18th century village church.
Abbots Leigh is literally within walking distance of the 184-bus route which will bring you to Greystones DART station or all the way into Dublin. Delgany village boasts, amongst other amenities: The Delgany which houses the award-winning Pigeon House Restaurant and Firehouse Bakery along with the artisan Delgany Grocer. The village is also home to the nationally recognised award-winning Farrelly’s Butchers, the charming 18th century Horse & Hound Inn and the Bear Paw bakery and deli. It is also convenient to two sought after primary schools and in the catchment area of two reputable secondary schools in Greystones town.
Greystones town has an array of bijou shops and eateries to choose from as well as beautiful coastal walks including the Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk. Sports and recreation facilities and clubs are in abundance with bridge, rugby, sailing and golf being just a sample of what is on offer. Transport links include easy access to the N11/M50, Greystones DART station, Aircoach and Dublin Bus routes and Cherrywood LUAS.
Viewing of this wonderful period home home is highly recommended!
Vaulted 10ft ceilings
South facing upper terrace
Rear yard with garden shed
Village centre location
Stunning period architectural features and design
Gas fired central heating
Sitting room: (4.354 x 4.731m)
Entrance hallway: (2.090 x 4.734m)
Bright, welcoming reception, quality wool carpets, ornate lighting with decorative ceiling rose.
Dining room: (4.284 x 3.951m)
Ornate fireplace, quality wool carpet, window overlooking front gardens.
Kitchen: (3.539 x 4.155m)
Oak work tops, stainless steel extractor unit, Belfast sink,
Utility/laundry: (1.498 x 6.259m)
Tiled flooring, cupboards housing washing machine and dryer.
Bathroom: (4.933 x 1.481m)
Electric pumped shower, tiled floor, skylight, Samuel Heath fittings, airing cupboards and storage press.
Office: (3.235 x 1.343m)
Shelving, quality wool carpets.
Bed 1: (4.144 x 4.009m)
Ornate fireplace, dual aspect windows, quality wool carpets.
Bed 2: (2.226 x 3.001m)
Shelving, wool carpets, valuted ceilings, wool carpets, vaulted ceilings.
Master: (4.755 x 4.016m)
Dual aspect, vaulted ceiling
Bathroom: (3.185 x 1.238m)
fitted for shower or bathtub, tiled flooring.
Coming from Dublin via N11, take exit 13 Delgany turn, at the junction take a left turn towards Delgany Village passing Delgany Golf Club on your left hand side, approach the village and Abbots Leigh is on the right indicated by an REA Forkin sign.
By apppointment only.