Sprawling Victorian home in Monkstown offers sea views – and room to share

The beautifully restored No 1 Belgrave Terrace offers almost 368 square metres with six bedrooms, with additional entrances making for au pair apartments or additional homes to let

1 Belgrave Terrace: charming property is a two-storey over garden level, Victorian family home

As an island nation, we have not always appreciated living by the seaside – and possibly for good reason, chief among them being that the sea was the envoy of murderous invaders, from the Vikings to the Normans and the English.

It wasn’t until the mid-18th century that the pleasures and therapeutic benefits of the seaside became known and popularised and, since then, we haven’t looked back, with the desire for a sea view or ...