4 of a kind... Bungalows
Mentone, Westminster Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18 €975,000
Mentone is tucked away in a quiet cul de sac off Westminster Road in leafy Foxrock, at the end of its own private driveway.
The detached bungalow has 188sqm of living space and would work equally well for families as downsizers, as there is a good choice of schools, both primary and secondary, in the area. There is a decent-sized south-facing landscaped garden to the rear, and another garden to the front with plenty of off-street parking as well as a separate garage.
The two principal reception rooms are to the rear of the property and look out over the gardens while the bedroom accommodation to the front includes four bedrooms, two of which are en suite.
Foxrock is famously the only village in Ireland not to have a pub to call its own, but it does offer plenty in the way of other amenities by way of compensation.
The village has a number of speciality food shops, including the much-loved Thomas's, smart boutiques, a chemist, post office and petrol station.
Bistro One and The Gables have both been in business for many years and are still as popular as ever.
There are golf clubs in both Carrickmines and Foxrock, while Carrickmines Lawn Tennis Club is one of the most active in south Co Dublin. Leopardstown Racecourse is on the doorstep, and the West Wood health and fitness centre there is popular with the locals, as is the weekly farmers' market each Friday.
Mentone is 12km from St Stephen's Green and handy for the QBC on the Stillorgan Road, as well as the M50 and the Luas at Carrickmines.
Agent: Lisney (01) 638 2700
On the Flat in Leopardstown
2 Glencairn Garth in The Gallops in Leopardstown is a three-bedroom detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac. The house has 89.5sqm of living space and, because of its corner site location, there is the potential to remodel and extend, subject to planning permission. Currently, the bungalow has an entrance hallway, large living room, kitchen, three bedrooms (the master is en suite) and a family bathroom. There is enough room to park two or three cars on the driveway, and the garden is private and faces west. The Gallops is a family-friendly development within walking distance of the shops at Sandyford Hall Shopping Centre, Leopardstown Shopping Centre and Carrickmines Retail Park.
Agent: Hunters (01) 2897840
Spacious in Santry
For sale: €425,000
No 31 Turnapin Cottages is a spacious bungalow of 153sqm located in the heart of Santry village which benefits from easy access to a selection of shops, a cinema and restaurants at the nearby Santry Omni Park Shopping Centre. It has been stylishly renovated and extended to include an open-plan living/dining kitchen area but retains a 30m-long east-facing garden to the rear with pedestrian access. Inside, there are walnut solid floors in the hall and through to the open-plan living space as well as the bedrooms. There are three bedrooms, the master has an en suite, and a second has a walk in wardrobe, as well as a family bathroom. No 31 also has off-street parking for two cars to the front of the property.
Agent: Move Home (01) 8844690
Bijou in Ballsbridge
No 22 Ballsbridge Avenue is located in a small, secluded enclave of bungalows in the heart of Ballsbridge. The house is described as being in excellent decorative order throughout and ready for immediate occupation. The property has been refurbished and extended and has 125.4sqm of living space including an entrance hall and open-plan living/dining/kitchen space, off which there is a German glasshouse with folding doors to the back garden. There are four good-sized bedrooms (master en-suite) and a family bathroom. The house is a few minutes' walk from Herbert Park, the RDS, the Aviva Stadium, and numerous restaurants, pubs and hotels, and a 20-minute drive from the airport via the port tunnel.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 269 8888