The most beautiful apartment in Dublin, the Piano Nobile of an immaculately preserved historic house on a symmetrical Georgian Square 5 minutes from the City Centre.
Comfortable modern living in genuine 18th century surroundings.
The piano nobile (first floor) of houses in Georgian times was the place where the family entertained - the part of the house where wealth and taste were displayed for all to see. And this piano nobile is a fine example of both.
In the living room, The 13ft high ceilings are stunning. The ornate plasterwork dates from 1785, and is perfectly complimented by 4 original rondels (round oil paintings) set into the ceiling - this is one of the very few such ceilings left in Dublin.
The living room is a perfect cube with floor to ceiling windows, designed to bring in maximum light whilst masking the road so that when sitting in the room you can only see the park.
The living room has a baby grand piano, a modern tv and work desk including laptop and printer - the latter two hidden behind clever carpentry. There is an open fire with traditional marble fire surround. There is a modern sofa which turns into a very comfortable double bed.
The bedroom doubles up as a dining room with a dining table that sits up to 10 people. This is achieved by a specially designed 6ft wide murphy bed. If entertaining, the apartment can cope with up to 50 people - though we would need notice if something like this was planned.
There is a modern bathroom with shower (no bath). And the south facing kitchen with south facing (sunny) balcony is a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast. The kitchen has all amenities including two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer.
There is underfloor electric heating thoughout the apartment
Only the hallway and entrance to the house are shared. Guests will have access to built in wardrobes and all parts of the apartment. The attic and some locked cupboards are not accessible to guests.
Interaction with Guests
On arrival, I will provide guests with eggs, juice, milk. There is ample tea and coffee.
I am here to welcome guests and to answer any queries, and also live on Mountjoy Square myself. I work with Martin, who lives on the top floor of no 47 Mountjoy Square. He is usually on hand if we are away. The housekeeper Cecily lives 10 minutes away. So there is a great support network to support our guests.
Set in the midst of the North Georgian Core of Dublin, Mountjoy Square is full of history. It even features in Joyce;s work. Mountjoy square is a vibrant,inner city, well populated area with lots of nationalities and lots of young people. The chinese quarter with its great restaurants and atmosphere is just three minutes walk away. We would not live anywhere else!!
heatres and concert venues:
- Gate and Abbey Theatres - 5 minute walk
- Olympia and Gaiety Theatres - 20 minute walk
- O2 and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 25 minute walk
Museums and Galleries:
- Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre - 5 minute walk
- Croke Park Museum, Trinity College, Wax Museum, National Leprechaun Museum - 10 minute walk
- Science Gallery - 20 minute walk
- Glasnevin Cemetery, Jameson Distillery - 25 minute walk
- National Gallery, National Library, National History Museum, Natural History Museum - 30 minute walk
- Collins Barracks, Guinness Brewery - 40 minute walk
- Croke Park (home of GAA) - 5 minute walk
Shopping, Eating and Drinking:
- Henry Street, O’Connell Street, Jervis Centre, Ilac Centre, Capel Street, Cobalt Cafe, Paul’s Bistro, Wallaces- 5 minute walk
- Temple Bar - 10 minute walk
- Grafton Street, Georges Street and Stephen’s Green -20 minute walk
Parks and beaches:
- Mountjoy Square - On doorstep
- Blessington Basin
- Royal Canal - 10 minute walk
- Grand Canal - 25 minute walk
- Phoenix Park - 10 minute bus or Luas ride.
- Clontarf and Sandmount - 10 minute D.A.R.T. ride
- Howth and Dalkey - 25 minute D.A.R.T. ride.
If there is anything else that you would like to visit and need the direction to please just ask.
We look forward to your visit!
You can park in a secure car park at the back of the apartment.
- Airport - 15 minutes by the number 41 bus which leaves from the Square and stops on Dorset Street.Alternatively you can get a cab from the airport for max 25 euro.
Tourists can pick up a round dublin tourist bus for 15 euro from Cathal Brugha Street, a few minutes walk away. These tour buses are a fantastic way to orientate yourself to the city and decide which attraction you want to hop on/hop off to!!
Other Things to Note
There is a library of books for you to use, and I encourage guests to leave finished novels, and pick up new ones. I really like meeting new people and enjoy being an airbnb host.
The Mountjoy Square Society regularly runs guided walks of Mountjoy Square as well as participating in events such as open house and culture night - these happen in September.
This is a very special apartment and I would expect you to respect it. There is no smoking in the building, but you can smoke on the balcony which is off the kitchen. I allow dogs within reason.
We were more than thrilled with the state of the appartment, it was absolutely stunning and incredibly well equipped, especially in the kitchen!
It is actually a lot bigger in real life compared to the pictures and there was plenty of room to move around in. The sitting room looks out onto a green square which was very soothing. We felt utterly spoilt to have stayed in such a nice space considering the amount of money we were paying. Ian was very helpful, kind, polite and efficient. 100% staying here when I next come to Dublin
To describe how truly amazing this apt is requires more than 500 words! The space is absolutely fabulous. It's as if you have stepped through a time warp from the moment you cross the threshold and step inside the front door. The building has been renovated to an almost perfect standard of originality. From the beautifuly ornate staircase leading to the apt door to the 12 ft ceilings inside there is a feeling of grandure and excellence in this building. The main room over looks My Joy Square, one of the first Georgian Parks planted in Dublin. You get a true sense of history looking out through the large sash Windows and with just the slightest imagination you will be transported back in time. The Murphy bed is so easy to use and extremely comfortable while the dining area, bathroom and kitchen are all beautifully decorated and extremely well presented. The kitchen has everything you need for a weekend, a week or a months stay and comes with a very cool little balcony outside it.
If there could be a downside to a space like this it's that you don't want to leave it once you've entered it. The sound system is fantastic, the mini grand piano is in tune and sound amazing in such a large room. The artwork is enviable and the decor compliments the walls as it should.
Michael was extremely easy to deal with. He was on hand to sort out anything that arose.
I've stayed in a few Dublin listings over the past year and even have three places of my own but this space is without a doubt my favourite in the city. Can't wait to stay there again!
Thanks again for everything Ian.
My husband and I stayed here for 4 days over St. Patrick's Day during our honeymoon. The location to city center was perfect and across from a great little park. The apartment looked exactly as the pictures showed. The Murphy bed was comfortable, convenient and fun. Ian was there to let us in, show us around then left us to our holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would strongly recommend it to others.
Thoroughly recommend. Ann so pleasant and communicative. Will certainly be back.
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Hi, Ian here. I have taken over from Ann and Bern to welcome you to Dublin.
I am a native Dubliner who has returned to university full time to study business and politics. I am a keen choral singer and love to travel a lot. As Dublin is my home town I enjoy sharing city with visitors.
As a resident of Mountjoy Square myself I can help you out with all the information you need about the area.