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Monday 1 September 2014

The best of both worlds

Published 01/02/2013 | 05:00

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At the peak of the market Cottonwood, Carpenterstown, Castle- knock, Dublin 15 was offered for auction with a guide price of around €5.75m. However at that auction in March 2007, bidding peaked at €4.5m and it was withdrawn from sale. Now the vendor is willing to sell for €1.5m.

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The property offers a family the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic countryside retreat while being on the city's doorstep, in other words the best of both worlds.

It is only five miles from city centre yet with its surrounding trees and one acre of mature grounds, its residents could feel like they were in rural Ireland.

Cottonwood is an impressive four bedroom residence with a very family friendly layout of interconnecting and spacious rooms.

Furthermore with 60 feet of side access it also offers potential to extend or re-develop the site, subject to planning permission.

Built in 1930, its dormer style creates the ambience of a stylish country lodge which is in keeping with its sylvan setting as well as its location near the Phoenix Park.

This ambience is further underlined by its period features such as its entrance hallway with its parquet flooring which offers a warm welcome.

Off this hall is a drawing/ dining room with a number of attractive features including a Bell-style fireplace with marble insert, a bay window, a maple floor and cornice ceiling. The reception rooms also include a sunroom with a door leading to the garden as well as a drinks parlour.

A family room is also embellished with a Bell-style fireplace, maple floor and cornice ceiling and from it a door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room where the oak floor complements the oak fitted units.

Its homely atmosphere is underscored by a gas-fired Aga and brick-effect fireplace with stove.

Its storage and work space is supplemented by both a separate pantry and separate utility room.

From the kitchen another door leads to a patio.

A separate cloakroom and separate guest wc complete the ground-floor accommodation.

Upstairs the balustraded landing is enhanced by romanesque-style arches leading to some of the four bedrooms.

The master bedroom is en suite and also has its own dressingroom.

The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a sink unit. As well as fitted wardrobes the third bedroom benefits from dual aspect as it overlooks gardens to the front and side.

A family bathroom with heated towel rails is also located at this level.

In all, the house has a spacious 270sqm (2,904 sq ft) floor area including its entrance porch with double doors.

Outside there is parking for numerous cars to the gravelled front and also a double 32sqm garage.

From Cottonwood the city centre, the M50, shopping centres, schools and golf courses are easily accessible, some of them thanks to the nearby train station with its services to Connolly and the financial services centre.

It is also convenient to leisure facilities such as Castleknock Golf Club and the Phoenix Park.

Contact Vincent Finnegan 01 2984695

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