Detached bungalow in leafy Dublin area is a gold mine for the green-fingered
La Casa, Ballycorus Road, D18 €925k
The inhabitants of Ballycorus, near Kilternan in Dublin 18, might count themselves lucky that their neighbourhood is as salubrious as it is these days.
You'd never guess now that the place was once known as Death Valley, owing to the detrimental effects on the health of locals who worked away in the one time Ballycorus lead mines which were located nearby.
However, the lead works closed over a century ago, in 1913, and the hitherto unleaded populace has since made a complete and dramatic recovery. Laden with mature broadleaf trees, blanketed in fertile meadows and with views of the peaks of Carrickgollogan and the Scalp, the locale is now as salubrious as they come.
La Casa is a detached bungalow on Ballycorus Road, the leafy lane between the old lead works and Kilternan village. It has 0.8 acres of its own with mature trees, lawns and the current temporary display of spring flowers.
Inside, the house measures 2,228 sq ft, all on one floor, with four bedrooms all to the right of the entrance hall as you go in.
All four bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, and the master bedroom also has an en suite with a walk-in shower.
The main bathroom at the end of this hall has a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
There's also a secluded sitting room on this side of the house, with the second main reception room being an open-plan L-shaped living and dining room opposite.
This room has a wood-burning stove in a stone fireplace, and sliding doors to a skylit family room or sun room at the back, giving onto the garden. The kitchen, done out in maple, also has a door to the garden.It's 1.5 kilometres from here to Kilternan village, and about five minutes' drive to Junction 15 of the M50.
La Casa is for sale for €925,000 with DNG Stillorgan (01) 283 2700