Conveniently located in Clontarf
49A Kincora Road €1.1m
Bellgrove House in Clontarf was one of the "handsome seats and pleasant villas" listed in Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland in 1837.
It was owned at the time by an R Simpson Esquire, although the house hasn't been in private ownership for many, many years. In 1940 it became the site of Belgrove schools, and it's now the home of Clontarf GAA club.
In fact, parents in the locality must rarely be away from the place. The club has 1,600 members aged from four upward, and on either side of it are Belgrove boys' and girls' schools, while the building itself is regularly used by an assortment of local clubs and groups.
Number 49A Kincora Road in Dublin 3 is in a convenient spot for residents who find themselves constantly going to or coming from the Belgrove House campus, as it's only three minutes' walk away.
Built in 2002, Number 49A is a 1,905 sq ft dormer bungalow with four bedrooms. Three are on the first floor, including the en-suite master bedroom, and there's one en-suite bedroom downstairs.
Also on the ground floor there's an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a vaulted ceiling and a vast double-height window overlooking the garden.
The kitchen is fitted with maple cabinets and black granite countertops and also has a breakfast bar, and there's a separate utility room.
This room opens through sliding doors into the living room, which has a cast-iron fireplace, oak floors and a bay window.
Outside, there's a side garden facing west, featuring a stone patio and a lawn bordered by topped conifers. There are electric gates at the front of the property leading to a gravel driveway for parking.
It's for sale with DNG in Fairview (01) 833 1802 and has an asking price of €1.1m.