Four on the market: Town properties in Skerries, Co Dublin
A choice of four properties which boast ample charm and character in popular
Hazel Cottage, 6 The Square, Skerries
€690k DNG McKenna Healy (01) 849 1510
Hazel Cottage is tucked into a corner off The Square in Skerries, scarcely visible from the street but right in the thick of things all the same. It's bigger than you'd guess from the dainty front façade, at 764 sq ft. The main living room is an open-plan kitchen and sitting room with three skylights, a breakfast bar and a wall-mounted electric fire. There are three bedrooms, one with sliding doors to a courtyard out the back. Hazel Cottage will go under the virtual hammer in an online auction on the morning of Thursday, 10 October.
18A Little Strand Street, Skerries
€265k Kelly & Co (01) 849 1155
Little Strand Street is one of the narrow streets linking Skerries' two main thoroughfares - Strand Street and Church Street. No18A is at the Church Street end and forms part of Prospect House. The front door opens directly into a dual-aspect dining and living room with a wood floor and a brick fireplace. The stairs rises from this room to the two bedrooms on the first floor, one of which is dual-aspect and has a cast-iron fireplace. Also off the living room are the kitchen and a shower room, and the kitchen gives onto a paved yard. The house measures 659 sq ft in all.
28A Dublin Road, Skerries
amv€220k REA McGee (01) 405 7700
There's an unusual, L-shaped garden out the back of No28A Dublin Road, heading southeast away from the house and veering off to the north and sneaking behind the back gardens of the neighbouring houses, Nos 28 and 27. It's a lovely retreat too, being packed with shrubs and flowers. The house itself is 2,822 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms, all en-suite. The ground floor has a complicated layout: an open-plan living room and family room, with steps between and both with fireplaces, and a kitchen with steps down to a dining room. The attic is converted and used as a second lounge.
70 Church Street, Skerries
€575k Kelly & Co (01) 849 1155
Before the present Catholic church was built in Skerries in 1935, Church Street was known as Chapel Street. So No70 has had a change of address in its lifetime but is otherwise much as it was, with various period features intact, not least its stone and brick façade. It has been extended, however, with a sunroom/family room opening to the paved back garden. There are two other reception rooms as well, one with a cast-iron fireplace, along with a kitchen and study. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom.