Saturday 10 December 2016

Four on the market: with a big back garden

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

44 Dale Road
44 Dale Road
10 Dollymount Rise
144 Greenlea Road
24 Meadowbrook Avenue

A choice of four properties currently on the market which come with a large back garden.

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44 Dale Road, Stillorgan 

€475k  Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020

It takes years to develop a good garden - if your preference is for mature trees rather than fast-growing grasses and paving. Number 44 Dale Road in Stillorgan, Co Dublin has the advantage, as it's been in the same family for 65 years. The 86ft back garden is lovingly cared-for and includes a weeping silver birch. A buyer who wants more space inside - it's 1,236 sq ft - may opt to lose a bit of this garden. It has three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, while downstairs there's a living room, kitchen and dining room.

10 Dollymount Rise, Clontarf, D3

€660k  Savills North Dublin (01) 853 0630

Built in 1968, 10 Dollymount Rise has a huge, 100ft back garden but nothing much has been done with it. It's mostly lawn, surrounded by creeper-clad walls - a blank canvas. The house is 1,496 sq ft, and there's an adjoining garage. Downstairs there are two interconnected reception rooms - a living room with a marble fireplace and a dining room with French doors to the garden. The ground floor also has a good-sized eat-in kitchen, a utility room and guest toilet. The first floor has four bedrooms and a bathroom.

24 Meadowbrook Ave, Baldoyle

€300k  DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802

The 95ft back garden of 24 Meadowbrook Avenue, D13 has been designed for sitting in rather than slaving in. It has two patios and a deck, and though there are plentiful trees and shrubs, there's no lawn. It's a two-storey end-of-terrace house measuring 1,033 sq ft. There are three bedrooms on the first floor and a bathroom, and downstairs a living room and a kitchen/dining room opening into a conservatory, with doors to the garden. There's room to park on the front driveway, and Bayside DART station is 600 metres away.

155 Greenlea Road, Terenure, 6W

€650k  DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000

Number 155 Greenlea Road, has a 62ft back garden but gives the impression of being even longer, because it backs onto the grounds of Terenure College, where there's a lakeside wildlife walk open to the public. The garden is lawned, with ornamental trees and flowering shrubs, and there's a deck. Inside, the house is 1,400 sq ft with three bedrooms on the first floor, along with a bathroom and separate toilet. The ground floor has a sitting room, lounge and kitchen, as well as a garage to the side.

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