A matter of course in Greystones
The Beeches €875k
There's a sort of fairy door in the garden of The Beeches, at Crowe Abbey in Greystones, and it goes through a brick archway straight out to Burnaby Heights.
This is handy for golfers, among others. There's a walkway at Burnaby Heights that will take you directly into and through Greystones Golf Club. You can make yourself useful replacing divots along the way, and be sipping a G&T in the clubhouse in about three minutes flat.
Failing that, if you consider golf a good walk spoiled, then make your way in an easterly direction past the clubhouse and down Whitshed Road, and you'll get to the DART station and the sea in less than 20 minutes.
The other entrance to The Beeches is from the Kindlestown Lower Road, and the driveway comes around to an integral garage. It's on an elevated site, with landscaped gardens, lots of mature trees and a stone patio with a pizza oven.
The house itself is two-storey and 2,196 sq ft in size, with four bedrooms, two reception rooms and a striking L-shaped kitchen and dining room.
It's split-level and has a high wooden ceiling with beams and glazing. The kitchen has solid wood cabinets with a curved countertop in granite, and there are three steps down to the dining area.
At the dining room end there are French doors to the garden, and at the kitchen end are concertina doors leading into a family room, where there are double doors to the patio. The other reception room is a living room with picture windows, a vaulted ceiling and a solid-fuel stove.
The four bedrooms are on the first floor, and the master bedroom has a high, arched ceiling, a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite double shower.
The Beeches is for sale for €875,000 with Janet Carroll (01) 288 2020.