Anyone for tennis near Brittas Bay?
Fox Field €725k
Fox Field, at Three Mile Water in Co Wicklow, is only a few kilometres from one of the most inviting and popular beaches in the county, at Brittas Bay.
In summertime, though, the beach is overrun with day-trippers from the capital, and it's at such times that residents of the locality often prefer to arrange their own amusements at home.
So when they're tired of the sea - and the crowds - the occupants of Fox Field can play tennis instead, in their own all-weather tennis court in the back garden.
Fox Field is a detached dormer bungalow at Cullen Lower, and it has 2.1 acres of grounds. As well as the tennis court, the grounds include extensive lawns and a wraparound patio with views of the countryside and the sea.
Inside, the house is 2,153 sq ft in size, with five bedrooms. Two of these are on the first floor, off a wood-floored landing that's roomy enough to accommodate some armchairs and bookshelves. The other three bedrooms are downstairs, and one has an en-suite shower.
The ground floor also has a triple-aspect kitchen with hand-painted wooden cabinets and a range cooker.
The dining area overlooks the tennis court, so you can keep an eye out for faults from within.
There are also two ground-floor reception rooms.
One is a living room with an open fire and French doors leading to the patio.
The other is a family room connecting to both the kitchen and the living room. It has a brick open fireplace and another set of double doors to the garden.
Fox Field is about an hour's drive from Dublin via the N11. It's on the market with agent Sherry FitzGerald Catherine O'Reilly in Wicklow town (0404) 66466 and has an asking price of €725,000.