4 on the market: Near the Forty Foot
These four properties come with the added attraction of being close to the one of Dublin's most popular swimming spots - the Forty Foot.
1 Ballygihen Villas, Co Dublin
€1.175m Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000
A statue of Neptune once stood in the grounds of Ballygihen House, supervising Scotsman's Bay just to the north. The house was demolished in 1984, but the neighbouring Ballygihen Villas, built in 1903, still stand, and No1 has pitch-pine floors salvaged from the main house. Other authentic features inside include sash windows and high ceilings, and it also has a back garden with a pond. It's 1,604 sq ft with two ground-floor reception rooms, one leading to a central courtyard, and steps down to a kitchen with a 1930s stove. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and a single.
34 Hyde Park, Dalkey, Co Dublin
€895k Lisney Dalkey (01) 285 1005
Although its official address is Glenageary, No34 Hyde Park is not even five minutes' walk from Dalkey Village, and about equidistant between Glenageary and Dalkey Dart stations. It's 1,975 sq ft and needs modernising, and should you think of extending it, there's a huge, 130ft back garden to work with. The ground floor has a rambling and unorthodox layout with a single-storey section housing a playroom and utility room. Elsewhere on this level, there's one reception room, a kitchen and an ensuite bedroom, formerly the dining room. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms and a first-floor sunroom.
3 Elton Court, Sandycove, Co Dublin
€795k Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020
Elton Court is a small development built in 2003 by Sorohan. The current owner of No3 bought it new and has owned and cared for it ever since. It's at the end of a terrace and measures 1,281 sq ft on three floors, with the whole top floor being given over to a double bedroom with an ensuite shower and jacuzzi bath. The first floor has another two ensuite bedrooms, while on the ground floor, there's a living room with a gas-fitted fireplace and an open-plan kitchen/ dining room with skylights and French doors to the patio garden out the back. Management fees here are €995 a year.
Thomond, Glenageary, Co Dublin
€950k DNG Dun Laoghaire (01) 230 1616
Glenageary Dart Station is five minutes' walk from Thomond, one of a pair of semi-detached houses looking west over Albert Road Lower, and the James Joyce Tower and the Forty Foot are a kilometre away. Last sold in 2010, the house has had a recent refurbishment at the hands of its current owners, who've added a Victorian Salvage kitchen and bathroom. Downstairs are two reception rooms linked by double doors, both with fireplaces. The kitchen is at the back and opens to the garden. There are four bedrooms upstairs and a converted attic with a skylight. The floor area is 1,701 sq ft in total.