Families will want to try out this sporting life in Ballsbridge four-bed semi

The exterior of 44 Shrewsbury Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The living and dining room at Shrewsbury Park

thumbnail: The exterior of 44 Shrewsbury Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
thumbnail: The living and dining room at Shrewsbury Park
Celine Naughton

44 Shrewsbury Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 €945,000 with Knight Frank (01) 634 2466

Rugby fans have a distinct advantage living in Shrewsbury Park, a gated development of townhouses within kicking distance of both Leinster rugby’s home at the RDS and the Aviva Stadium for Ireland games. It’s also got Wanderers FC, one of the country’s oldest rugby clubs, on the doorstep.

When first built in 1989 by the award-winning firm Sheelin McSharry, Shrewsbury Park attracted a lot of downsizers in the area as well as professionals who could afford to buy in the leafy south Dublin suburb. The demographics look much the same today.

The living and dining room at Shrewsbury Park

No44 started off as a four-bed semi, but the owners knocked a wall to create a capacious master bedroom with ensuite shower room. There are two more bedrooms on this floor, along with a family bathroom and if new owners want extra space, they could convert the attic and instal a dormer window (subject to planning) as some neighbours have done. On the ground floor there’s a guest WC, utility and understairs storage and a living room off the entrance hall, while bringing up the rear is an open-plan kitchen/dining area with breakfast bar, recessed lighting and integrated units. This leads on to a conservatory with doors to the back garden with its patio and an AstroTurf lawn.

The house spans 1,572 sq ft and has a new boiler, double-glazed windows and a C2 BER. There’s off-street parking for two cars in the front driveway and if you want to leave the car at home, it’s a 10-minute walk to Sandymount DART station. Other local amenities include Railway Union and Pembroke Cricket Clubs and Herbert Park with its 32 acres of walking trails, bowling greens, football pitches, tennis courts, children’s playground and a duck pond.

No44 Shrewsbury Park is for sale at €945,000 with Knight Frank (01) 634 2466.