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A walk in the park in Terenure for €1.1m

115 Fortfield Road €1.1m

Published 01/04/2016 | 02:30

A pre-war semi with bay windows, Number 115 has been extended to 2,680 sq ft.
A pre-war semi with bay windows, Number 115 has been extended to 2,680 sq ft.
The bay-windowed lounge is one of five living rooms.

The beautiful grounds of Terenure House in the 19th century featured gardens, parkland and a lake. The estate was even opened to the public on weekends.

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The Carmelites acquired the house in 1860 and opened it as a secondary school for boys. They made various additions and amendments to the property, but the 330-metre lake remained.

In recent years, though, the water became polluted and malodorous, so in 2012 a Dublin company was commissioned to clean it using natural bacterial agents. It worked, and the lake has now become the focus of the Terenure College Lake Wildlife Walk, a nature trail featuring ornamental trees, wildflowers, waterbirds, bats and songbirds, open to all.

Across the street from the college is Number 115 Fortfield Road, a pre-war semi-detached house with bay windows and a handsome cloak of ivy. It's been extended by its current owners and now stands at 2,680 sq ft, with five bedrooms and five living rooms. The first of these is a bay-windowed lounge with a cast-iron fireplace. This room opens to a living room with French doors to an open-plan kitchen/dining room and family room in the extension.

The kitchen is fitted with pine cabinets and a Belfast sink, and it has an arched, skylit roof and two French doors to the garden. The other two living rooms are a study, also with a bay window, and a TV room with a gas fire.

The five bedrooms, one en suite, are on the first floor. Also on this level there's a bathroom with a cast-iron bath, and a separate toilet. There's another room at attic level, with two skylights.

Out the back is a leafy 90ft garden with a patio and a lawn surrounded by ornamental trees, shrubs and hedging.

Number 115 Fortfield Road, Dublin 6W, is for sale for €1.1m with DNG Terenure, (01) 490 9000.

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