Sunday 25 February 2018

A home designed for fun-loving children

Features include a lawn tennis court, play areas and patios, writes Donal Buckley

When the vendors of Dún A Rí in Rathmichael, Co Dublin, were building their home they specifically had fun-loving children in mind. What a sad irony it is then that they are now planning to sell their home to live nearer to their grand children who have moved to Scotland with their parents.

But that irony may prove to be another family's opportunity. The fun loving features of Dún A Rí extend to 1.7 acres which includes children's play areas, patios and a lawn tennis court.

In addition, for those who consider gardening a hobby rather than a chore, the grounds have an orchard, vegetable garden and manicured lawns.

The house itself is also designed to maximise the pleasure of enjoying attractive views of Killiney Hill, the Irish Sea and the coastline.

With an asking price of €1,225,0000, its 415sqm (4,450 sq ft) of accommodation includes a reception hall, guest wc, four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and five bedrooms of which four are ensuite.

A sunroom is located to catch the sun in both the morning and evening while its ceiling provides some shade from the sun at its peak.

A basement can accommodate a games room and it also has room at attic level.

Surrounding the home are extensive lawns bounded by mature hedging comprising copper, beech and griselinia. There is an abundance of fruit trees including pear, cherry, plum, apple and mulberry all complemented by daffodils and other colourful plants and shrubs.

A meandering pathway leads to a gazebo and onto the rear entrance which gives access to Rathmichael Lane, ideal as a bridle path for ponies and riders, or for leisurely hill walking.

The grounds also accommodate a detached double garage with twin remote controlled doors and wc.

Its location, at 1 Rathmichael Hill, is also appealing as it offers the convenience of living within a short commute of the city centre, accessible by the N11 and M50, whilst having all the benefits of living in a country home on the border with Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland.

Some of the local amenities include: churches, primary/secondary schools including Rathmichael National School, Aravon Preparatory School and St. Gerard's Schools, Shankill Dart station and the Luas line extension at Brides Glen.

Rathmichael is also within close proximity to Killiney, Dalkey and Bray.

Old Conna Golf Club is close by on Ferndale Road with renowned courses at Dun Laoghaire, Powerscourt, Bray, Greystones and Delgany within easy striking distance.

Contact: Sherry FitzGerald 01 2866630

Irish Independent

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