Wednesday 20 June 2018

4 houses for downsizers

7 Raglan Court, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
7 Raglan Court, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
86a Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
4 The Stags, Caheragh, West Cork
2 Berwick House, Coliemore Road Newsdesk Newsdesk

7 Raglan Court, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Price: €1,250,000

Size: c167sqm, two-bed apartment

Number Seven Raglan Court, situated in one of the area’s landmark Victorian red-brick houses, is an ideal example of a luxurious Ballsbridge apartment perfect for those considering downsizing to lateral living. Lisney is currently walking private clients through the property before launching fully. The two-bedroom apartment, which includes the entire ground floor, has parking for one car, with visitor parking available within the development. Set in landscaped gardens, this double-fronted house retains many original features, including high ceilings, feature cornicing and architraves, fire places, dado rails, and polished wooden floors. There is a separate living room with fireplace, and bay windows in the curved turret, which has room for a dining table. There is also a kitchen/living/dining room. There are two double bedrooms with en suite facilities, and a guest WC.

Viewing: By appointment

Agent: Lisney (01) 638 2700

86a Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Price: €475,000

Size: c60sqm, two-bed detached bungalow

Situated on Clontarf’s most sought-after road, just off the seafront, and within five to 10 minutes’ walk from both Clontarf and Killester villages, this detached bungalow is close to all amenities, including shops, restaurants, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club, Yacht & Boat Club and pretty St Anne’s Park. It is well serviced by public transport, with a regular bus to the city centre passing at the bottom of the road.

  All on one level, the living room features a wood-burning stove inset in a marble fireplace, and two windows, including one bay. The kitchen/breakfast room leads onto the low-maintenance patio garden. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, with the master bedroom including an ensuite with shower unit. The main bathroom includes a Jacuzzi bath. This comes with alarm and attic storage space.

Viewing: By appointment

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 833 6555

4 The Stags, Caheragh, West Cork

Price: €230,000

Size: c167sqm, four-bed

This four-bedroom property might not seem like a downsizer’s dream but with its master bedroom and ensuite on the ground-floor, no refurbishment is necessary. Set back off the road, the ground floor includes a large open-plan kitchen/dining room, a spacious living room with wooden floors and stove, a study with stove, utility room, main bathroom and master bedroom with en suite and fitted wardrobes. Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom.

  The property includes a rear garden, with a mixture of tress, shrubs and flowering plants. Within easy reach of all amenities, it is within walking distance of Caheragh Village, and its church, pub and petrol station. Skibbereen and Bantry market towns are within easy driving distance, whilst Cork airport is an hour away by car.

Viewing: By appointment

Agent: Charles McCarthy (028) 21533

2 Berwick House, Coliemore Road

Dalkey, Co Dublin

Price: €750,000

Size: c85sqm, three-bed apartment

This beautifully situated ground-floor apartment in walk-in condition enjoys spectacular views overlooking Dalkey Island. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, living/dining room with bay windows and sea views, kitchen with granite counter tops, two double bedrooms, one en suite, a single bedroom and a family shower room. There is a private terrace with sea views and decking area. Extra features include a video intercom unit and alarm panel, oak floors, gas fireplace, Neff integrated kitchen appliances including electric touch hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and slimline dishwasher, heated towel rails and a raindrop shower unit. Dalkey village has a good selection of pubs and restaurants, and leisure facilities. There is a Dart to the city centre.

Viewing: By appointment

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 275 1000

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