Four on the market: city homes with huge gardens
These four properties offer city living with the added bonus of large gardens.
Garrivhan, Burrow Rd, Sandyford, D18
€1.5m Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock, (01) 289 4386
Garrivhan stands almost alone at Burrow Road, surrounded by fields which, happily for its owner, form part of the holding. It's on 7.4 acres in all, of which 0.8 acres are mature gardens with splendid views over the city to the coast. The grounds include a tennis court, pond, patio and vegetable garden, and deer are said to graze in the surrounding fields. Most of the reception rooms overlook those fields, including a living room, kitchen, study and drawing room. To the front of the house there's a dining room and a conservatory, and there are four bedrooms - three downstairs and one upstairs.
The Haven, 154 Howth Rd, Sutton, D13
€1.15m Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
'The Haven' is for sale in one or two lots. For the house itself with a 'normal' back garden, the price is €900,000. The remainder of the garden is for sale for another €250,000, or €1,150,000 for the whole. The agents suggest it may be possible to build another detached house in the garden. If not, the massive, south-facing garden will be all yours. Built in the 1930s, The Haven has period features including high ceilings and original fireplaces and its floor area is 2,540 sq ft. The ground floor has three reception rooms as well as an eat-in kitchen and a conservatory, and the first floor has five bedrooms with one en-suite.
Timaru, Newtown Lane, D16
€995k Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue, (01) 495 1111
Newtown Lane is a cul-de-sac off Mount Venus Road in Rathfarnham and the half-dozen or so houses at the end of it are almost completely surrounded by Rathfarnham Golf Club. 'Timaru' is on 0.86 of an acre of gardens with the golf course just over the hedge, and the grounds also include a garage and three stables. Internally the house is 3,000 sq ft in an L-shaped layout, with five bedrooms all on one side of the house (the main one with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe). On the other side is a kitchen, a study and a triple-aspect lounge with patio doors.
Nutgrove House, Gilford Road, D4
€2.45m Herman White, (01) 497 2245
Nutgrove House in Sandymount, described as Nutgrove Park on the second-edition Ordnance Survey map, was built in 1860 and has had a 21st-century refurbishment. It has also been extended to 2,734 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms (one en-suite). The ground floor has one main reception room - a triple-aspect drawing room off a vast entrance hall with Tuscan columns. It's on a quarter of an acre of elegant gardens, with two ponds, formal paving and decking, and a lawn with ornamental trees and shrubs. There's also a 797 sq ft mews adjoining but with its own entrance. It needs renovation but has the makings of two bedrooms, a kitchen and living room.