Buy a home in 'the world's most liveable community'
In 2008, Greystones won a gold medal in the international Livcom awards. This gave the north Wicklow town the prestigious, if awkwardly-titled, honour of being the "world's most liveable community" that year.
Some of the Greystones residents – some famous, some notorious – who've enjoyed their share of that 'liveability' include Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners, actor Frank Kelly of Father Ted fame, and Seanie FitzPatrick of Anglo Irish Bank.
Barnhill is a detached four-bedroom home at Carrig Villas, off the Mill Road in Greystones, and close to both the local tennis club and rugby club.
The house is on a half-acre site behind a driveway and electric gates, and has 3,433 square feet of floor space, including three reception rooms.
On the ground floor is a family room measuring 21ft by 17ft, a living room (18ft by 17ft) with a carved granite fireplace, and a sunroom (21ft by 15ft) with two sets of French doors to the patio and four skylights.
The kitchen measures some 20ft by 19ft and features a handmade wooden island unit.
It's floored in Italian travertine marble, as is the utility room, sunroom, and downstairs guest toilet.
The master bedroom on the first floor has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with his and hers sinks. One of the other three bedrooms also has an en-suite bathroom.
Modern features of the house include a central vacuum system and oil-fired under-floor central heating. It's about 2km from Greystones Dart station, meaning it's about the same distance from the beach, and 3km from the N11.
Outside is a large garden – naturally, on a half-acre site – that includes a patio. And there's full planning permission for a double garage.
McGovern Estates in Greystones (01 287 7088) is handling the sale of Barnhill for €945,000.