Red hot farmhouse at Fiery Lane
Granite Lodge €675k
Despite the alarming name, nothing is actually burning on Fiery Lane in Glencullen, Dublin 18. It's just a loosely phonetic version of its Irish placename, Lána na bhFoidhrí.
Having said that, this is a narrow, winding rustic lane, flanked by unruly hedgerows that, at times, appear ablaze with wildflowers.
This is especially true around the curtilage of Granite Lodge, a lovely stone farmhouse at Fiery Lane, as it's surrounded by complicated gardens full of wild flowers and trees and the kind of radiance nature can bestow.
Granite Lodge was built in the 19th century - of local granite, needless to say - and has been restored and made bigger by co-opting some of the outbuildings into the house.
It now stands at 2,479 sq ft in a complicated layout including a semi-basement, two staircases and three separate floors.
You enter the house through the old stables, now a utility room but still with a granite floor and exposed beams. This leads through to the kitchen, and from there via double doors through to a living and dining room with an exposed stone wall and sliding doors to a balcony.
Also on this level there are two bedrooms (one is the en-suite master bedroom) and a shower room.
The third bedroom has its own sitting area and access to the back garden.
A spiral staircase in the kitchen rises to two rooms in the loft, where there are whitewashed stone walls, exposed roof beams and a granite fireplace.
The rooms are also skylit and there's a partly glass floor to let light into the kitchen below.
The grounds come to 0.37 of an acre including an old dairy, a ruined cottage, garages and enchanting gardens.
Granite Lodge is for sale for €675,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock (01) 289 4386.