Enhance your station house in north County Dublin
This substantial detached red-brick family home on c .85 acre of manicured gardens in Portmarnock, north Co Dublin, is set so far back off the road that motorists would do well to see it; the privacy is accentuated by the electric gates and a long gravel driveway.
Brickfield House, Station Road, is a 2,750 sq ft property that includes five bedrooms, four ensuites, three reception rooms, a study, and a large kitchen/breakfast area. There is also a detached garage and plenty of parking space but public transport is also easily accessible as the Dart station is only a few minutes' walk away.
The house is in mint condition as the present owner, who is downsizing, has obviously spared little expense in fusing classical decor with modern touches, such as the fitted kitchen, replete with marble countertop. There is, of course, the nearby estuary and, for golf enthusiasts, Portmarnock golf club is just down the road.
Corry Estates (01-8461122) seeks €1.05m
Baywatch in Cork
Set in nine acres of mature ground and gardens, Baywood, Rushanes, Glandore, Co Cork comprises 5,625 sq ft, and also includes stables, a large workshop and an enclosed riding arena with a synthetic rubber surface.
The house is designed to capture the views on all sides, particularly of Glandore Harbour. It is practical and full of light, with most of the rooms facing either south or south westerly. It has been carefully renovated with a view to minimising running costs. It could also be configured to encompass a one or two bedroom self-contained apartment. Five of the six bedrooms are upstairs, four of them en-suite.
Sherry Fitzgerald O'Neill in Clonakilty is seeking €1,195,000.
Lodge in Belmont
Belmont Lodge, Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin, is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property in the heart of Killiney. The house is near the many amenities in Dalkey and Killiney villages. The Dart service is complemented by ready access to the N11 and a regular bus route.
At 1,485 sq ft, this house is spacious enough to suit many different owners. Built in 1999, it has many sought-after features such as solid maple floors, recessed lighting and an open fireplace.
The downstairs comprises two open-plan rooms, a sitting room/dining room and a separate kitchen, family room and utility. The masterbedrook comes with an en-suite. The property is also near two excellent schools: St Joseph's, Cluny and Holy Child, Rathdown.
Vincent Finnegan (01 298 4695) seeks €695,000.