Four on the market near Dublin City University
Four properties to choose from which offer a location close to Dublin City University.
14 Hampstead Ave, Glasnevin
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
Hampstead Park is a 37-acre oasis with walks, sports pitches and a playground, and at the northern end of it is the DCU campus. Overlooking the southern side of the park is this 1930s-built end-of-terrace in a cul de sac off Ballymun Road. As well as the public park to the front, it has an 80ft garden of its own out the back. It's 1,238 sq ft, and that includes a single-storey extension in the shape of a skylit family room opening from both the kitchen and the living room. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom.
147 Swords Road, Whitehall
€475k Movehome.ie (01) 886 7090
Number 147 Swords Road fronts almost directly onto the N1 but there is some escape from the noise in a 110ft garden out the back, which has a deck, lawn, some ornamental shrubs and a greenhouse. There is scope to boost the floor area from its current 1,292 sq ft without too much difficulty, as there's an unconverted garage and attic. The ground floor has a living room, a dining room and an eat-in kitchen, and there are four bedrooms upstairs, one en-suite. It's about a kilometre from DCU and a 10-minute drive from the airport.
6 Claremont Drive, Glasnevin
€395k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
The last part of the 20-minute walk from 6 Claremont Drive to DCU takes you through Hampstead Park, where you might decide to spend the morning making daisy chains instead of attending lectures. Number 6 has a quite pleasant garden of its own too. Inside, the house has two ground-floor reception rooms, both with fireplaces, and a small galley kitchen, and there's a garage to the side. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The floor area is 1,166 sq ft and the whole needs modernising.
88 Shanard Road, Santry, D9
€275k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Number 88 Shanard Road is not much more than half a kilometre from the DCU campus. If you must drive, however, the house comes with a garage in the back and a paved front garden for parking. It's a three-bedroom semi-detached that's been extended out the back. There's a family room with double doors leading to an open-plan lounge and dining room with a door to the back garden. The kitchen measures just under 11ft by 8ft and needs overhauling. The three bedrooms and shower room are on the first floor.