Brackenlea, Carrickbrack Road, Baily, Co. Dublin D13KH39

  • €6,000,000
Brackenlea, Carrickbrack Rd, Baily, Howth,
  • House
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Garages
For Sale
Brackenlea, Carrickbrack Rd, Baily, Howth,
  • €6,000,000


  • House
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Garages


Updated on June 30, 2022 at 2:41 pm
  • Price: €6,000,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garages: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Property Status: For Sale


JB Kelly is proud to present Brackenlea to the market, an elegant early Art Deco influenced residence perfectly positioned on one of Howth’s most desirable locations. From its vantage point, Brackenlea enjoys dramatic and uninterrupted panoramic views from The Baily across the sea to Dalkey Island, Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains. Situated on a generous one-acre site, this beautifully presented home is perched on a private elevated site quietly surrounded by an array of mature trees ensuring maximum privacy from the world outside.

First constructed in 1906, Brackenlea was home to the renowned Bewley Family until 1986 when its current owners meticulously renovated the original house, extending it on two levels to provide further generous accommodation. Upgrades ten years ago include external insulation and new windows. Every effort possible has been given to retain and showcase its original period features which can be seen in its characteristic rounded wall lines and edges, hand carved balustrades, not to mention its fine display of ornate period fireplaces. Brackenlea now offers an impressive 355sqm of well-apportioned modern living accommodation spanning over two levels. Architecturally true to its design era, Brackenlea’s layout is elaborate and unapologetically takes full advantage of the unrivalled sea views and rural landscape from most rooms.

The property is entered through an ornate front door into a large welcoming reception room with decorative fireplace. This opens onto the hallway from which one enters a spacious living/dining room, which was previously two separate rooms. This living/dining room, complete with an imposing handcrafted original fireplace display, acts as centrepiece from which to enjoy the vast sea view with ferries passing by port bound. A sun-drenched family room offers a contemporary living space which flows through to a high spec. open-plan bespoke kitchen. Further ground floor accommodation includes a sitting room, study, utility room and downstairs w.c. First floor accommodation comprises a spacious master bedroom suite, four further double bedrooms and three bathrooms. The luxurious master suite is completed by a spacious dressing room, double bathroom, sauna and w.c. A second stairwell to the rear leads to the rear hallway on the ground level from which the double garage is accessed.

Brackenlea’s grounds are a veritable wonderland, accessed via electric gates, and are perfectly landscaped throughout. A sun-drenched patio wraps around the south to west seaward facing aspect. Contrasting from perfect lawned areas, previously in use as a tennis court, secret woodland areas to colours bursting from an array of mature shrubbery, the fairy-tale like gardens are truly impressive. A summerhouse is the perfect spot for an artist studio or outdoor entertainment. Not over-looked and perfectly appointed, this beautiful home is screened by mature tree-lined boundaries ensuring maximum privacy.

The Baily is Howth’s most sought-after location, easily accessible to Dublin’s City Centre yet boasting a low density, uniquely rural and highly protected setting. This is the ‘sunny side’ of the hill with endless hilltop and cliff walks, well-renowned golf courses and magnificent coastal views across Dublin Bay.
Brackenlea offers the discerning purchaser an opportunity to acquire a beautiful, architecturally unique home situated on an unparalleled site with exceptional coastal panorama in this most enviable, commanding location.


Reception Hall
4.60m x 2.55m
Period original cast iron decorative fireplace. Original front door opening into hallway.

Dining / Living
4.00m x 8.75m
Glazed door to patio. Open fire with period fireplace, original timber panelling with book shelving.

Kitchen/Family Room
3.60m x 5.85m plus 7.60m x 5.90m
L-shaped, open plan family room with living & dining area.
Feature L-shaped large granite island unit with under storage & seating.
4 plate Aga range oven with 2 hobs & glass splash back. Neff oven & 2 x electric hobs.
Liebherr double fridge with water & ice dispenser. 2 x Fisher Paykel dishwashers.
Double sink with waste disposal unit, granite splashback and worktop.
Porcelain tiled floor, recessed lighting. Solid fuel Jotul burner with marble hearth.
Extensive floor to ceiling glazing with sliding patio doors opening onto a wrap around deck.

Sitting Room
3.80m x 4.35m
Original cast iron fireplace with limestone hearth.

Downstairs WC
2.55m x 1.45m
Marble vanity unit, whb, wc. Tiled floor, under-stairs storage.

3.00m x 3.40m
Oak flooring.

Utility Room
2.30m x 2.60m
Plumbed for washing machine. WHB, wall and floor mounted presses. Tiled splashback. Thermaflow cylinder. Storage press.

Rear Hall
2.70m x 3.50m
Patio door access to side, tiled floor. Storage press. Access to garage.

1.25m x 7.00m plus 7.85m x 1.05m
Feature curved wall.
Shelved airing cupboard with radiator.

Bedroom 1
3.90m x 4.30m
Fitted wardrobes with drawers.

Bedroom 2
4.85m x 5.45m
Fitted wardrobes with drawers.

3.15m x 2.25m
Porcelain tiled wall & floor, walk-in rain forest shower with handheld hose, bath with handheld shower hose. Duravit WC, vanity unit. Mounted wall heater.

Master Suite – Bedroom 3
4.10m x 4.90m
Walk-in wardrobes, through to:

Dressing Room
3.90m x 4.70m
Range of fitted wardrobes. Through to:

2.75m x 2.80m
Porcelain tiled floor & walls. Adamsez bath with handheld shower unit, His & Hers Duravit vanity unit with storage under. Wall-mounted towel heater. Walk-in rain forest shower with handheld hose.
2 x Velux windows and electric controls, WC, bidet.

2.00 x 1.85m

2.75m x 0.90m
W.C and bidet. Through to:

Bedroom 4
4.85m x 3.15m
Fitted wardrobes, interconnecting through glazed pocket doors to:

Bedroom 5
4.85m x 3.35m
Fitted wardrobes. Through to:

Bathroom (Jack & Jill style)
1.80 x 2.55m
Underfloor heating. Porcelain tiles, Duravit WC, vanity unit, walk-in rain forest shower with handheld hose, wall-mounted towel heater.

Rear Landing
1.80m x 3.15m
Rear stairwell to ground floor.


6.80m x 7.20m
Double garage with electric doors. Worktop space and a range of storage presses.
Comms Room with biocycle, heating and alarm controls.
Door to rear.

Gardener’s WC
WC & WHB, tiled floor


  • Triple glazed, Alu-Clad Munster Joinery windows & patio doors. Fitting fly screen in Family Room
  • Externally insulated 10 years ago
  • Oil fired zone controlled central heating, underfloor on ground floor. Electric underfloor heating in kitchen/family room and bathroom.
  • Siro broadband system recently installed
  • Sonos surround sound system
  • Phone Watch alarm system with 24-hour monitoring & CCTV
  • Biocycle waste management system
  • Rear access
  • Summer house for outdoor entertaining
  • Garden shed & outdoor storage units
  • Howth stone front boundary wall
  • Composite decking with lighting, granite tiled patio to front and side
  • Art Deco features including ornate coving, original period fireplaces and balustrades
  • Planning Permission for a 2-storey split level boathouse (expires end 2022) – F12A/0029/E2


Brackenlea is approached via electronic gates with tarmac driveway and parking for several cars. The front boundary features a Howth Stone wall. Set amongst one acre of secluded landscaped gardens with an abundance of mature shrubbery including Rowan trees and colourful azaleas. Extensive decking and granite patio to the front and side availing of the magnificent sea views. Outdoor storage includes a garden shed and three storage units. A summer house is perfect as an artist’s studio or for outdoor entertainment. The beautifully landscaped gardens include a woodland area with a treehouse, a perfectly manicured lawn area previously used as a tennis court and meandering flower gardens. There is a pedestrian gate at the end of the garden providing rear access.

  • Address Brackenlea, Carrickbrack Rd, Baily, Howth,
  • Zip/Postal Code D13KH39
  • Area Co. Dublin

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