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Dormer in a dormitory town

Knocklyon, Johnstown €675k

Published 12/06/2015 | 02:30

Knocklyon measures 2,530 sq ft,with five bedrooms, and sits on a third of an acre
Knocklyon measures 2,530 sq ft,with five bedrooms, and sits on a third of an acre
The lounge has a wooden floor, open fire and double doors to the garden

Knocklyon is a dormer bungalow on a third of an acre at Johnstown, near Kilpedder in north Co Wicklow.

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It looks reasonably unassuming from the street, but is actually 2,530 sq ft in size, with five bedrooms.

Two of these bedrooms are in the converted attic, reached by means of an unusual open-tread staircase.

The master bedroom, which has an en-suite shower room, is on this attic level, and has French windows opening to a small balcony.

There's also another shower room on the first floor, as well as a store room that's used as a home office.

The other three bedrooms are on the ground floor. They all have built-in wardrobes, and one has an en-suite shower.

By way of ground floor living rooms, there's a lounge with a wooden floor, an open fire and double doors to the garden. The second reception room is a family room with another solid wood floor.

The kitchen/dining room has a tiled floor and a solid-fuel stove, and there's a fitted utility room off the kitchen. The main family bathroom on the ground floor has a free-standing claw-foot bath.

The house is on a corner site, and there's parking for several cars on the gravelled driveway, which is bordered by trees and shrubs. The back garden, meanwhile, has a lawn with flowerbeds and apple trees, and a children's activity centre, all set above a paved terrace. There's also a detached garage on the grounds.

Knocklyon is about two minutes' drive from the N11, getting you to Dublin city centre in about 45 minutes. The village of Kilpedder itself has a couple of pubs, a shop, a restaurant and a filling station. The house is for sale with Gunne, Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 1719, asking price €675,000.

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