Old school values in Ranelagh
25 Park Drive €935k
Gonzaga College is not even 200 metres away from 25 Park Drive in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. That's as the crow flies though. Sadly, the school grounds are so extensive and so well secured - greased fences and all - that it will take as long as 20 minutes to walk there by road.
On the upside though, this will help to keep your teenage boy fit, and you can remind him that, as you're paying over six grand a year to put him through education, the least he can do is walk a kilometre or two without grumbling.
You can also remind him of the other advantage of his location.
As well as being close to one of Dublin's top schools, Number 25 is also less than five minutes' walk from Cowper Luas stop.
Number 25 is at the end of the cul-de-sac that is Park Drive and is an attractive semi-detached property with a bay window and arched front door. It's quite roomy too, with a floor area of 2,422 sq ft, and has been modernised and extended.
On the ground floor there are three reception rooms - a drawing room, a dining room and a lounge - as well as a conservatory and an office and kitchen.
The four bedrooms are on the first floor - three doubles and a single - and all have en-suites.
From the upstairs windows you can look over the carefully tended grounds of Gonzaga College.
The front garden is paved with enough space to park two cars, and you can park outside on the street as well. The back garden is partly lawned and partly paved and surrounded by a wall with trellises for climbers.
Number 25 Park Drive is for sale with Dublin Property Rentals (01) 290 4444 and the asking price is €935,000.