Clonskeagh Road - The question: To B&B or not to B&B?
Number 5 Clonskeagh Road is currently in use as a guesthouse. This means that, for instance, that there are TV points in all 12 of the bedrooms.
All you'd need to do is add a few sachets of instant coffee and some of those tiny kettles, and you could give yourself the feeling of being on a perpetual holiday in Dublin 6. You might find yourself ringing down to the lobby to enquire about buses, or leaving your key at 'reception' and ending up locked out.
However, it shouldn't take a great deal of effort to transform this 4,155-square-foot guesthouse back into a family home, by converting a few of those many bedrooms back into reception rooms.
At present, the property has a good-sized living room (16ft 5in by 17ft 9in) overlooking Clonskeagh Road at the front, with wooden floors and a cast-iron fireplace.
There's also a breakfast room or dining room with an Aga, and, separately, a small kitchen (8ft 4in by 7ft 9in) with a door to the back garden. That's about it as far as reception rooms go.
There are bedrooms on all three floors, some of them pleasantly large – the biggest is just over 20 feet by 14 feet eight inches – and most have en suite shower-rooms.
There's a small walled garden at the front, with paving and a lawn. Out the back is a yard for large-scale guest parking, with access to a lane at the rear of the property. But the purchaser with something less than 12 cars could probably turn at least some of this yard back into a garden.
Number 5 Clonskeagh Road is about three kilometres from St Stephen's Green, or something less than 20 minutes on foot to the Luas stop at Ranelagh.
Number 5 Clonskeagh Road is for sale through Savills Dawson Street (01 663 4300) and the asking price is €900,000.