Top let: Harold's Cross Road, D6W
Rent: €4,500 per month
In days gone by, the claim to fame of Harold's Cross was that it had the longest running cinema production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which ran on Friday nights in the Classic cinema for 21 years - patrons often attending in full costume - until it closed in 2003.
Frank N Furter would probably be chased out of the place now as this gracious area makes the village in Dublin 6W (and let's not forget the residents' row over THAT post code) a desirable, family-orientated suburb close to Terenure.
A five-bed mid-terrace red-brick of original stock, directly on Harold's Cross Road, this first let of Victoriana shows it completely renovated with white and dark grey interiors adding a contemporary look.
New pointing, restoring the brickwork, gives the exterior a bright finish. A large entrance hallway with polished parquet flooring leads to two interconnecting reception rooms with fireplaces and lovely bay sash windows.
The kitchen/dining area is a rear extension - modern with sleek cupboards, a full range of AEG appliances and utility room. It leads out to the back garden which features low maintenance paving, a raised lawn and an electric gate to access off-street parking.
The first floor has the master bedroom, also with a bay window to the front, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. Another two bedrooms are on this floor along with the family bathroom. The top floor has a further two double bedrooms and bright landing where velux windows are controlled by smartphone app. Solar panels give the property a BER of B1, which is unusual for a period house.
Terenure, Templeogue and Harold's Cross have plenty of schools, shops, amenities and sports facilities ideal for any family. Access to the M50 is within 5km.
Letting agent Niall Clarke says: "Properties finished to this standard rarely produce the return to justify the investment and the landlord will be making it his own in a few years. This is a clear benefit for the tenant.
"The property is ideal for a family relocating to Ireland or indeed someone doing up their own house and looking for a six to 12 month lease during this process. The sentiment 'a property picks its tenant' is true and we encourage landlords to keep that in mind when considering how to present their properties."
LEASE: One year.
Enquiries: DNG Gillespie Lowe Lettings (01) 4911223.