Ring the bell in Stillorgan semi
126 Lakelands Close €695k
It is said that 126 Lakelands Close in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, is so close to the Luas Green Line that you can actually hear the tram bell from there. As the crow flies, the house is less than 150 metres from the Stillorgan stop.
If you need to travel farther afield, Junction 14 of the M50 is about 10 minutes' drive away, at most.
Number 126 is semi-detached (though only nominally really, as it's joined on to its neighbour's garage) and has a corner site, so there are gardens at the front, side and back.
This means there may be scope to extend it above its current floor area of 1,722 sq ft, although it would be a shame to lose any of the pretty back garden, which faces south-west and is plentifully planted. It has a recently fitted patio, lawns and raised beds filled with flowering shrubs and bordered by railway sleepers.
Within, there are four bedrooms and three reception rooms, as well as a cream fitted kitchen and separate utility room.
Two of the reception rooms are at the front of the house - a sitting room or study with a wood floor, and a living room with a solid-fuel stove and fitted shelving.
Double doors in the living room open into a dining room, and this has an archway leading to a family room that overlooks the back garden, and with French doors giving onto the patio.
The four bedrooms are all upstairs, including the master bedroom which has an en-suite shower.
The main bathroom is also on the first floor and has a Jacuzzi bath with overhead shower.
There's gas-fired central heating, double glazing, thick insulation and solar panels, so the house has an up-to-the-minute energy rating of B3.
It's for sale for €695,000 with DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700.