French connection in Foxrock
Sideways, Foxrock, D18 €660k
French children start school at the age of three. And should you have a three-year-old with a tolerable grasp of the French language already, you could send him or her to the fee-paying Lycée Français d'Irlande in Foxrock.
Established in 1970 with the aim of teaching the French curriculum to the children of expats, the lycée now accepts children from the 'host country' as well.
If you lived at Number 6A Foxrock Avenue in Dublin 18, your petit enfant could toddle the mere quatre-cent mètres down the road to the lycée's kindergarten every morning.
Sideways, as Number 6A is known, is a three or four-bedroom detached house on a corner site, and it measures 1,453 sq ft in size.
To the right of the entrance hall is the first reception room - a living room with a marble fireplace and a big bay window overlooking the garden. The other main living room is an open-plan, split-level kitchen and dining room. The kitchen, lit by a roof light and a pair of windows, has granite countertops and a centre island with a breakfast bar, and there's a utility room
French doors open from the dining room to a sun room, with sliding doors to the patio. This layout makes for a dining and entertaining area that stretches the full width of the house and into the garden.
There's also a study on this floor that might be used as a fourth bedroom, as well as a guest toilet with a porthole window.
The main bathroom is upstairs, along with three bedrooms. The master bedroom, where there's another bay window, has an en-suite shower.
There's off-street parking on the drive, and a lawned and hedged garden with a patio and ornamental trees.
It's for sale with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422, for €660,000.