Top let: Grand designs on the rental market
Dalkey, Co Dublin Rent: €3,800 PER MONTH
This modern dormer bungalow sits on Barnhill Road in Dalkey. It measures 2,551 sq ft and has benefited from remodelling and renovation, making it spacious and airy.
Good use of glass, clean lines and sparse interiors makes it look even bigger than its measurements would indicate. It is finished in white render with black window surrounds and a bright red front door.
This part of Dublin is, of course, popular with families looking for something near the picturesque village of Dalkey (a five minute walk), the harbour and upmarket shops and restaurants in the locality.
There is a long, tiled entrance hall with internal doors of opaque glass. The staircase has a glass balustrade and the main living room, which has wooden flooring and three long windows to the front of the house, is on the ground floor level.
There is another playroom/family room, store room, guest WC, but the extended kitchen/dining/living area is the main attraction.
This is finished in hi-gloss white with integrated appliances, full length floor-to-ceiling windows to the back garden and a partially vaulted ceiling with glass roof.
The master bedroom is ensuite and there is another double bedroom on this level. Upstairs has two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The garden at the back has been carefully landscaped with concrete beds, a paved patio area, water feature, lots of shrubbery, mature trees to the rear and a barna shed.
The front, in contrast, is low maintenance ochre pebble with low walls surrounding. There is parking for two vehicles behind electric sliding gates.
The DART, bus and Aircoach provide excellent access to the airport, city centre and surrounding areas.
While this property would obviously suit a family, there is scope for a corporate let also, especially for an executive who wishes to leave the pressures of work behind and live by the sea.
Lease: One year.
Enquiries: Sherry FitzGerald Lettings (01) 278 4282.