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A tougher act to follow in Skerries for €1.075m

Windermere €1.075m

Published 18/03/2016 | 02:30

The sprawling house covers 3,560 sq ft, there is also a detached garage on the grounds.
The sprawling house covers 3,560 sq ft, there is also a detached garage on the grounds.
Sun room with a tiled floor and door to the patio

Tougher Hill in Milverton, Skerries, is a rustic-suburban sort of setting, on a country road leading from the village to the old Milverton Demesne.

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But Windermere, at Tougher Hill, is only 800 metres from Skerries railway station, and about a 20-minute walk from the beach.

It's on three-quarters of an acre of grounds, with the kind of lawn that means you're definitely going to need a ride-on mower. And there are long views from the house and garden of the surrounding countryside, including the old Milverton Quarry.

It's a fairly sprawling house inside too, at 3,560 sq ft, with six bedrooms. Five of these are on the first floor, and one of them has an en-suite shower. The other bedroom is downstairs and also has an en-suite.

The rest of the ground floor is given over to living rooms, and there are as many of those as there are bedrooms, such that the occupants of the house need never spend time together if they don't want to.

The main one is a maple-floored living room at the front of the house, with an antique fireplace.

There's also a dining room with a cast-iron fireplace which opens into a sun room, where there's a door to the patio.

The kitchen has pale wooden cabinets and a tiled floor, and there's a breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling and a French door to the garden.

Also on this level there's a family room with another cast-iron fireplace, and an office, as well as a utility room and guest toilet.

The back garden faces south and there are patios at the front, side and back. Also on the grounds there's a detached garage measuring roughly 345 sq ft that might be used as an office or studio.

Windermere is for sale for €1,075,000 with agents DNG McKenna Healy in Skerries (01) 849 1510.

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