Four on the market... in the Dublin commuter belt
A choice of four houses for sale within commuting distance of Dublin.
Trinity Haus, Quarryland
€595k Knight Frank (01) 634 2466
Trinity Haus, on a one-acre site near Dunboyne, Co Meath, might be described as an experimental home. It was built by Glenbeigh Construction collaborating with a research group at Trinity College studying low-carbon, adaptable living. It has an A3 energy rating and is of modular construction. As it stands, it's 1,647 sq ft with three bedrooms, the master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Downstairs there's an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room, as well as a family room.
Kellsboro House, Walshestown
AMV €1.8m Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
If your escape fantasy consists of living and working in a Georgian mansion complete with land and stables - and you've a few million to spare - then Kellsboro House, near Newbridge, Co Kildare, could be for you. It will be auctioned on October 14 with an AMV of €1.8m, and after that you have to start fixing it up. It is a run-down Georgian bay-windowed house on two storeys with a basement, and has six bedrooms. It's on 46 acres of land, with stables and outhouses, a courtyard, walled garden and gate lodge.
Rusland, Cullenmore, Ashford
€995k Sherry Fitzgerald Catherine O’Reilly (0404) 66466
Though it's only about a minute's drive from the N11, Rusland in Co Wicklow is on nine acres of wooded grounds, so you'd never know how convenient it is to the city. It's a rambling 3,875 sq ft in size, spread out on three levels, and there's a lift. It has five bedrooms, two with en-suites and dressing rooms, as well as a dining room and living room, each with its own balcony, a TV room, and a mezzanine room with French windows. It's clad in green timber to harmonise with the background.
Rochestown, Slane, Co Meath
€550K REA T&J Gavigan (046) 902 3232
About six kilometres northwest of Slane stands this stone-fronted detached house on 1.5 acres of grounds, including a paddock and stables. The house is 3,000 sq ft, with four bedrooms, three of which are on the first floor and en-suite. Downstairs there's a sitting room with a solid-fuel stove set in a redbrick chimney, and an open-plan, L-shaped kitchen, dining room and living room, where there's a wood pellet burner and French doors to the back garden. Outside, the grounds are in lawn together with hedging and flowerbeds.