Take a look around this €3m mansion overlooking Dalkey Island

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Take a look around this €3m mansion overlooking Dalkey Island

An 1865 mansion dubbed the Raj Mahal has been placed on the market with an asking price of €3m.

Fern Hill is a 2,798 sq ft mansion overlooking the beautiful Dalkey Island.

It was built in 1865 by Irish-born John Pim-Watson Johnston who had served in the British police in India.

He retired with an OBE from the King and had enough money to enlist renowned architect JJ Lyons to design a luxury home for his family.

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The grand home was named Fern Hill and also affectionately nicknamed the Raj Mahal given Johnston’s connection to India.

Fern Hill remained in the Johnston family until the 1960s. The current owners are now looking to sell and have listed the property with agents Sherry Fitzgerald with an asking price of an asking price of €3m.

Although, the new owners would need to spend some money renovating the house, it still offers a luxury lifestyle that most of us can only dream about.

Many of the original features are still in place, including the marble chimney pieces and stained-glass windows.

Fern Hill lounge

Fern Hill study

The downstairs has several spacious living areas, with a lounge, study and dining room that can be adapted to suit any family requirements.

The kitchen is modern and has great storage including a separate pantry area.

Fern Hill kitchen

There are four bedrooms upstairs, all offering fantastic views of the surrounding landscape, and the master includes a balcony overlooking the beautiful Killiney Bay.

Fern Hill bedroom

Fern Hill view

The house is surrounded by gardens with plants and trees which will be a great outdoor space to enjoy when the weather is good.

If you want to find out more about the Fern Hill property then visit sherryfitz.ie.