Breathtaking scenery

by Gazette Reporter
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FAMILIES with refined taste in search of a home need look no further than the spacious, elegant Windgate on the spectacular Howth Head peninsula.
Windgate is a distinguished 1.4 acre / 0.56 hectare detached art deco family residence situated in a privileged Howth setting nested on Windgate Road. Perched aloft the peninsula of Howth Head below the Ben of Howth, it is only 2 km to Howth Village and 15 km to Dublin City Centre.
The property is south facing to maximise the views from each room. Most rooms enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the Irish Sea, stretching from the Baily Lighthouse to Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey, ending in a mountainous back drop to a most serene city skyline. It boasts four reception rooms, seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and external balcony terrace areas. There is a one bedroom chalet, a children’s Wendy house and a large timber deck off the kitchen/dining area which is elevated above the gardens with spectacular sea views.
It features beautifully presented large outdoor areas and landscaped gardens, which include lawns, shrubs, semi-mature palm trees, pines, oak trees and a host of beautiful flowers. It has a sweeping driveway with dual entrance gate, and with its large balcony, terraces, and generous accommodation inside and out it is perfect for entertaining.
Originally built in 1935, this magnificent home is based on 1930s German art deco architectural styles, with the site carefully selected for its panoramic sea views. A separate two-bedroom house was built onto the main house in 1984, which can be used separately or connected back to the main house.
Howth Head is located in a protected special area of conservation. Most of the headland is hilly with peaks including the Black Linn, Ben of Howth, Shielmartin Hill, Carrickbrack and Dunhill. There are beautiful walking routes, cliff walks and beaches close by.
A great recreational spot, it is a minute’s walk from Howth Summit, and local amenities include a tennis club, Howth Golf Club, Howth Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and bars. There are also convenient means of transport, with regular rail and bus services to Dublin City Centre. It is an ideal place for families, with excellent schools in the locality.

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