Life Home & Garden

Tuesday 11 December 2018

4 of a kind... Dublin Cottages


48 Drummartin Terrace, Goatstown, Dublin 14: €565,000
48 Drummartin Terrace, Goatstown, Dublin 14: €565,000
39 Rialto Cottages, Dublin 8: €295,000
Carlisle Cottage, 63 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4: €950,000
5 Ashford Place, Oxmanstown Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7: €295,000

48 Drummartin Terrace dates from the 1930s and is an attractive two-bedroom semi-detached cottage in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Goatstown Road.

Gorgeous in Goatstown

The house is in excellent condition and feels bright and spacious, having been completely refurbished and extended; the attic has also been converted and is currently in use as a third bedroom. There is a total of 99sqm of living space, including the attic.

Despite the extensive renovation, many original period features - including high ceilings, original sash windows to the front and a feature fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove in the living room - remain, bringing charm and character to the property.

Outside, there is off-street parking to the front, and a secluded south-facing garden laid mainly in lawn to the rear, with plenty of patio space for eating outdoors in the summer months. The house has gas-fired central heating and a BER of D.

The location is convenient for shops, bars and restaurants, including the popular Farmhill Restaurant, as well as Dundrum town centre (retail therapy and a multiplex cinema are just 15 minutes' walk away), the Sandyford business district, and UCD.

Schools in the locality or within easy commuting distance include Mount Anville, Taney primary school, St Benildus, Blackrock College, and the Irish-speaking Colaistes Eoin and Iosagain. The Luas stops at Dundrum, and Kilmacud are within walking distance, and a frequent bus service along the N11 QBC makes the city centre easily accessible.

Agent: Murphy Mullan (01) 562

Roses in Rialto

39 Rialto Cottages in Dublin 8 is a cute cottage located in the heart of Rialto at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It will appeal to first-time buyers, down-sizers and investors. The cottage has been well looked after and extended, and there's a rather charming private rose garden to the front. An open plan kitchen/living/dining space is light and bright, and there are also a bedroom, shower-room and utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs, the converted attic is currently used as a bedroom. Rialto Cottages is within cycling distance of the city centre, around the corner from the Red Line Luas, and handy for all the shops in Rialto village, including the highly-regarded Ennis Butchers. The BER is F, which new owners may wish to address.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 492 2444

D4 delight

Carlisle Cottage at 63 Sandymount Avenue in Dublin 4 is a pretty pink two-bedroom Victorian cottage dating from around 1880. There's 138sqm of bright and spacious living space, and the location is ideal, right in the centre of Sandymount, adjacent to the Dart station and close to the strand, the RDS and the Aviva Stadium. Downstairs there's a drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room; upstairs there's a second bedroom and the family bathroom. The property will benefit from updating, and there is the potential to extend, subject to planning permission. The large back garden extends to 30m and faces south. It is stocked with mature trees and flowering shrubs. There is convenient off street parking.

Agent: Bennetts (01) 260 2520

Straight to Stoneybatter

5 Ashford Place off Oxmanstown Road in trendy Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, is a two-bedroom cottage with 39.5sqm of living space. Ashford Place is a quiet street, located within walking and cycling distance of the city centre and close to numerous shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the Lighthouse Cinema and Dublin Zoo. The front door opens directly into a living/dining room and there's a compact galley kitchen. Two double bedrooms and a shower-room complete the accommodation. Outside there's a decked yard. The Red Line Luas stop in Smithfield is close by, as is the Cross City extension. The G BER is something that new owners may wish to address, but otherwise this will be of interest to first-timers and investors alike.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 643 1400

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