Canines and equines are catered for at Fern Cottage in Ballyboughal
Fern Cottage, Hollywood, Co Dublin €480k
Fern Cottage, at Hollywood near Ballyboughal in north County Dublin, is the type of home to appeal to lovers of horses, or dogs, or indeed both.
It has been run as a successful and much-loved boarding kennels, and a new owner may also choose to run a business there.
The grounds include an arena and stables, and there are extra living quarters on the grounds as well, in case you want to have staff, or possibly accommodate a horse in unusual comfort.
Fern Cottage itself is quite a bit bigger than it looks from the front, as it's 1,679 sq ft on two floors, including a converted attic.
The views from there also make for a feeling of endless space, as you can see all the way across flat, even countryside towards the north Dublin coast.
The ground floor has two reception rooms, a dining room and a living room, the latter with an oak floor and a stove in the fireplace.
The kitchen also has a stove, and a single-storey extension there consists of a skylit breakfast area with doors to the garden.
The kitchen itself is fitted with white solid wood cabinets and marble countertops and has a centre island with a sink and coffee bar. The floor is tiled.
There are three bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the first. The main one has an en suite shower and a walk-in wardrobe, and the family bathroom has a whirlpool bath.
The attic consists of two rooms, both used as bedrooms, one of which has a free-standing slipper bath in the room. There is another bathroom on this level.
The extra living accommodation on the grounds consists of a studio bedroom and living room and a shower room.
Fern Cottage is about 15 minutes' drive from Dublin airport via the M1.
It's for sale for €480,000 with Brophy Estates (01) 845 7988.