Four on the market: On the north county Dublin coast
A selection of four properties on the well-appointed north coast of Dublin.
Bollum Lodge, Rush
€429k Kelly & Co (01) 849 1155
The advantage of Bollum Lodge is that it's right in the heart of the town of Rush but not much more than half a kilometre from the beach. It's at the end of Bollum Lane, a cul de sac veering south off Main Street, and has a quarter-acre of grounds bounded by an old stone wall. Inside, there are four bedrooms, including one with an en-suite and dressing room and a balcony looking south towards the sea. The ground floor has a sitting room and a dining room, both with cast iron fireplaces, a study and a utility room.
5 An Claddagh, Skerries
€550k REA Grimes (01) 849 0129
There are sea views from the upstairs bedrooms of 5 An Claddagh, one of a scheme of detached bungalows on a cul de sac off the Balbriggan Road. Number 5 is 1,582 sq ft with two reception rooms on the ground floor. The first is a living room, with a vaulted beamed ceiling with skylights and a bay window. The other is a sitting room linked by double doors to the kitchen, where there's a solid-fuel stove in a brick alcove. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and three are upstairs, including the en-suite master.
Ambelside, Burrow Rd, Portrane
€435k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Built in 2003, Ambelside overlooks the Rogerstown estuary to the west, and is about 10 minutes' walk from the Blue Flag Portrane beach to the east. It's a three-bedroom dormer bungalow of about 1,500 sq ft, and in good decorative order. The ground floor has a living room with a bay window and a cast iron fireplace, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room with double doors to the side patio and back garden. There's one ground-floor bedroom, with the other two bedrooms at dormer level.
The Links, Crescent Road, Rush
€595k REA Grimes (01) 849 0129
When Rush Golf Club opened in 1943, membership was set at two guineas a year, or one guinea for "lady associates". It's now €1,195 to join the nine-hole links course. Across the street is The Links, a five-bed dormer bungalow of 2,120 sq ft. It's on a third of an acre, some of which has been made over for playing football. There are four bedrooms (one en-suite) upstairs, as well as a downstairs bedroom or study. Also on the ground floor is an open-plan living and dining room, a sitting room, recently fitted kitchen and utility.