1 Martello Terrace, Strand Road, Sutton, Dublin 13


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Number 1 Martello Terrace is a unique sea side home overlooking Sutton creek on Strand road. This historic cottage is a former 19th century coastguard station and look out tower and retains much of the character of it’s original naval purpose. The building comprises a brick faced cottage, a white washed two storey tower and a modern cedar clad extension. Together they provide both the charm of intimate reception rooms and the contemporary amenity of the large open plan living space. Being a lookout tower it’s position was chosen to offer panoramic views of Dublin bay. A shining seascape from Dollymount strand right around to the miniature islands Of Dalkey and Muglins is background for the leisurely to and fro of ferries and cruise liners. Inside this snug haven the interiors are at once fashionable and nostalgic. Number 1 has a special maritime heritage and a sensitive conservation of original fabric and old structures was observed. An authentic ambience comes from real open fires, Victorian window shutters and original floorboards and doors. As for the new, luxury fittings, marbles and mosaics are mixed with traditional panelling and antique brassware to create properly stylish, indulgent interiors. Cast iron school house radiators and under floor heating keep all areas warm and cosy. The layout too is optimal, with 2 separate entrances, 3 receptions with sofa seating, 3 chic ensuite bathrooms, downstairs loo and discrete laundry space. However the copious built in storage from kitchen to bedrooms is where the ‘Tardis’ quality of this cottage is perhaps most evident, easily accommodating all the stuff that comes with a laid back lifestyle. A generous swathe of green bound by Victorian stone walls wraps around the house with places to sit and watch the bay and room to park 3 vehicles. This prominent corner site just where Strand road turns away from the sea has an ‘end of the line feel’. The cottage faces the entrance to the renowned ‘Cliff Walk’. This 6 mile scenic, Seaside path starts at the neighbouring Martello Tower and goes on to encapsulate most of the coastal vistas of the peninsula, terminating in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Sutton creek is also a playground for water sports, with frequent colourful displays of wind surfers and mini flotillas from the Dinghy club. Directly across the road are steps down to a pebble beach, with remains of Bottle Quay’s boat house and slip way. Here the men of the coastguard station launched their vessels whether to rescue distressed ships or apprehend smugglers. These days this shoreline is visited by Grey seals whose colony is visible half a mile away. The nearby seaside villages of Howth, Malahide and Clontarf are all prosperous centres with numerous restaurants, shops and good pubs. Dublin city centre is 8 miles away and readily accessible by bus and the suburban DART train. So the location of this lovely ‘lookout’ cottage combines the rugged appeal of the coast with the convenient pleasures of urban living.



C 1,600 sq ft of proper luxurious accommodation
Breath-taking panoramic views of Dublin Bay
Perfect south west sunny orientation
Fairy-tale location near the water’s edge surrounded by wonderful amenities
Ample off street parking
Easily maintained garden
3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 3 living areas, bespoke kitchen
Abundance of old world character & charm
Close to shops, schools, bus, dart & recreational clubs
Beside dinghy club
Beside the peninsula cliff walks
Gas fired central heating / double glazed windows
B3 energy rating

BER Details

BER: B3 BER No.106700875 Energy Performance Indicator:142.1 kWh/m²/yr


Entrance Porch
Tiled terracotta hexicon floor

Driftwood finished original floorboards, timber panelled walls, working open fireplace, tapered ceiling

Guest Bedroom
Tapered ceiling, built-in wardrobe & feature light shaft store, timber door to ......

Ensuite Shower Room
Shower, wc, whb, mosaic tiled floor, stainless steel hand rail

Kitchen Area
Bespoke fitted hand painted timber kitchen with island unit with Butlers sink, Rangemaster oven, pantry press, integrated dishwasher, Parquet oak floor, sky-light window, timber panelled walls, under-stairs storage

Laundry Area
Laundry area - brass taps & plumbed for washing machine

Open Plan to Dining Area
with fitted drinks cabinets with copper sink & marble counter-top, Parquet floor

Guest WC
wc, whb, tiled

Open Plan to Living Space
with sliding timber doors to Victorian salvaged terracotta patio

Short Stairs to.....

Tower Living Room
Driftwood original floorboards, timber panelled doors, dado rails, painted timber fireplace & double doors to external patio

Stairs to Tower Bedrooms


Shower Room

Main Bedroom
Walk-in wardrobes with fitted timber wardrobes

Ensuite Bathroom
Shower, wc, whb, bath, marble floor - all bespoke

Shower Room
Shower, wc, whb, mosaic tiled floor, sky-light window, stainless towel rail

Tower Bedroom 3
Bespoke built-in wardrobes, tapered ceiling with exposed beams


1 Martello Terrace, Strand Road, Sutton, Dublin 13



Contact name: Gallagher Quigley
Phone: 01 818 3000
Fax: 01 854 0026