Life's sweet at Kilmainham Square
128 Kilmainham Square €299,950
You could steep yourself in history, culture and nature at Kilmainham Square in Dublin 8.
This development is sometimes known as the Old Chocolate Factory, as it's on the site of the former Nestlé plant which was demolished during the 2000s.
Across the street, on the other side of Inchicore Road, is Kilmainham Gaol, and on the far side of the South Circular Road is the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where you can visit the gallery and roam in the exquisite gardens.
And if thoughts of Nestlé make you succumb to a craving for chocolate, you can undo the damage by using the leisure facilities at the Hilton Hotel next door.
Apartment Number 128 is on the third floor and has a balcony from which you can take in long views of the city of Dublin.
It's 667 sq ft in size, with two bedrooms. Both are doubles and have built-in wardrobes, and the main bedroom also has an en-suite shower. The two bedrooms are together at one end of the apartment.
To the right of the entrance hall, then, is the main living area, which has a laminate floor and a large window with a door leading out to the balcony.
The kitchen is at the opposite end of the room, in an alcove, and is fully fitted with granite countertops.
There's gas-fired central heating and a B3 energy rating. The apartment comes with one designated parking space and management fees are €1,309.80 a year.
Heuston Station is about a 20-minute walk away, and you can board the Luas Red Line there for the city centre and the docks, or Citywest and Tallaght.
Number 128 Kilmainham Square is for sale with Property Partners O'Brien Swaine in Dundrum, (01) 298 8508, and has an asking price of €299,950.