A period cottage with gardens in Dun Laoghaire
Orchard Cottage, Dun Laoghaire €675k
Orchard Cottage is a dainty, detached period bungalow surrounded by much newer neighbours at Pottery Road in Dun Laoghaire.
It's not quite as dainty as it looks, though, having been extended to 1,410 sq ft, with two reception rooms and three bedrooms, all with fireplaces.
Inside, the glass porch is the entrance hallway, with original hardwood floor and ceiling coving. The main bathroom is at the end of this hall and has a free-standing bath with a funky glass shower surround.
The kitchen, in what used to be the back of the house, has purple-painted cabinets and a granite countertop, and now opens into the rear extension overlooking the back garden.
Off this is a living room with a wood-burning stove, opening through double doors into a conservatory/dining room, where there's a vaulted timber ceiling with skylights, tall windows, and doors to the deck in the garden. And, as the back garden faces east, it should be sunny at breakfast-time, if it's ever sunny again.
There are two bedrooms at the front of the house, and one has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The third bedroom is towards the back of the property and has a door to the garden - it's currently in use as a family room instead.
The front garden has a lawn with off-street parking and privacy hedging. At the back of the property is a split-level garden planted with flowering shrubs and cherry blossom, and with a deck, patio, lawn and original stone wall.
The nearest Dart station is at Salthill & Monkstown, about a half hour's walk away, but the 7B bus for the city centre stops nearby. Orchard Cottage is on the market for €675,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422.