Back to school at renovated and converted semi-d in Glenageary
7B Woodley Road, Co Dublin €675k
The back garden of 7B Woodley Road backs onto the grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel boys' and girls' schools in Glenageary, Co Dublin.
You've only to walk down to the end of Woodley Road and you'll get there. If your child wanted to make the journey even shorter, they could jump over their own garden wall and land on the school playing field, which is almost certainly what they will attempt to do, at least.
Woodley Road itself is a safe street to walk down, however, being situated in a warren of residential streets between Johnstown Road and Rochestown Avenue.
Number 7B is a semi-detached house that had a complete renovation in 2009, when it was rewired and replumbed and had triple glazing installed. That means its energy rating is now a very respectable B3.
The renovation also included converting the attic, which now makes for a floor area of 1,862 sq ft. The attic is a skylit room measuring 21ft by 11ft and is used as a bedroom.
As well as that there are four bedrooms downstairs on the first floor, three doubles and a single.
The main bedroom is dual-aspect and has an en suite shower.
All the reception rooms on the ground floor communicate with each other which makes it a good spot for parties - or for children to do laps inside the house.
Left of the entrance hall is a living room where there's a marble fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Double doors there lead through to the family room, where there are sliding patio doors.
The family room is linked by an archway to the dual-aspect kitchen, with granite countertops and a breakfast bar. And the kitchen in turn links through an archway to the dining room at the front.
Number 7B is for sale for €675,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire (01) 284 4422.