Number 31 is an unusual place to find in the heart of Georgian Dublin off busy Leeson Street. Built by the famous Dublin arch-tect Sam Stephenson as his home it is an oasis of peace and quiet, hidden behind a high creeper-covered wall. The house has many interesting features; the low entrance opens up into a spacious drawing room with a sunken sitting area, featuring a bar, fireplace, high ceilings and tall windows. There are terraces, patios and different levels, and the comfortable en-suite bedrooms all have a hairdryer, telephone, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. From the back of the house a winding path leads through gardens to the back door of Fitzwilliam Place - a total contrast of architecture and style, itís a beautiful, classical building with ornate ceilings and enormous rooms. Fitzwilliam Place has no public rooms - guests that stay here cross the garden to make use of Number 31ís drawing room, and for breakfast, which is quite a feast and is served in either the upstairs dining room or in the enclosed conservatory.
Guests experience the very best of Irish charm and welcome from the Comers. Noel is a never ending font of knowledge of Dublin and all things Irish. Supplied with maps and advice, the visitor cannot go wrong. Off-street, secure parking is available. It is not suitable for children under 10. No pets. American Express, Visa and Mastercard accepted.
OWNER Noel and Deidre Comer OPEN All year ROOMS 18 twins, doubles, family; all en suite. TERMS single supplement.
Number 31, 31 Leeson Close, Dublin 2 Tel:01 6765011 Fax:01 6762929