Beach treasure in Bettystown on the market for €490k
Lios Dún, Eastbury €490k
If you were to go for a ramble on Bettystown beach, along Co Meath's little share of coastline, you'd never know what you might turn up.
The story goes that the Tara Brooch was discovered there in 1850 by a peasant woman, who said she found the eighth-century treasure in a box in the sand.
Less than five minutes' walk from the beach is a small enclave of red-brick houses known as Eastbury, off The Narroways in Bettystown.
One of these is Lios Dún, a reasonably spacious detached house, set on half an acre of grounds, with four bedrooms and several reception rooms.
On the ground floor, it has a sitting room with a marble fireplace and views of the back garden. This room is linked by an archway to the dining room, and there's also a living room with a brick fireplace, and a set of double doors opens from there to a sunroom, which itself has sliding doors to the Donegal quartz patio outside.
The kitchen has a brick centre island and limed oak cabinets with marble countertops, a bay window and breakfast area, and there's a utility room off it.
The four bedrooms are on the first floor, including the master bedroom where there's a walk-in dressing room and an en-suite with a double shower. Two of the other bedrooms share an en-suite shower room, and there's also a family bathroom.
The half-acre of gardens include lawns, shrubs and ornamental trees, and in the centre of the back garden is a water feature consisting of a fountain and waterfall. The front driveway leads to a cobble-lock courtyard for parking. There's also a garden shed.
Eastbury is around an hour's drive from Dublin via the M1. Lios Dún is for sale for €490,000 with REA O'Brien Collins in Drogheda, (041) 987 5444.