Top let: Super slick Railway Cottage available to rent for €3,950k per month
* Railway Cottages, Serpentine Avenue, D4
* Rent: €3,950 per month
When a property is called a 'cottage' it inspires images of thatched roofs and quaint white-washed walls - somewhere you might light a turf fire and put your feet up on a cold night.
In Dublin 4, naturally, things are a little different, so these split-level houses may be called 'Railway Cottages' but evoke anything but picket fences.
Located on Serpentine Avenue, this sleek three-bedroom property is up to the minute. The entrance is behind imposing electric gates.
Inside, the 2,152 sq ft of space is largely open plan on the main level, with the kitchen/dining/living area all occupying the same area, but with clever walls, pillars and enough break-up to make it feel like separate rooms.
The floor throughout is marble, however underfloor heating ensures feet are cosy.
There are storage areas and bookcases dotted about with plenty of room for different people to do their own thing.
It is unfurnished, however, the kitchen, with white gloss units, is fully fitted with a range of appliances. There is a guest WC off the hall.
The main bedroom is upstairs and has an ensuite with a bath and shower. The other two bedrooms are in the lower area, both with access to the front. One has a walk-in wardrobe and is ensuite. There is also a separate bathroom here and a utility room with laundry equipment.
Also at this level is a large hall which is a room in itself. It has polished hardwood floors, and the under--stair space has been utilised as an office or den area, with a plethora of shelving.
The staircase itself is wood and glass. There is a surround sound system in situ which can be linked to iPod and dvd players.
There is off-street parking for two or three cars, which is a boon in this busy area, and a decked area and shed complete the exterior space. Location is top notch, with Sandymount Village and Ballsbridge within a kilometre.
The agent adds: "This property will appeal to a corporate tenant looking to live close to the sea and the village life of Sandymount, and with easy access to the city centre."
LEASE: One year
Enquiries: Sherry FitzGerald Lettings (01) 246 1177