Extended city bolthole in Harold's Cross close to the Grand Canal
20 Drummond Place, D6 €375k
Drummond Place in Harold's Cross, Dublin 6, is a narrow street of two-storey single-fronted houses in mellow brick. It runs north-east between Mount Drummond Avenue and FitzGerald Street, near Cathal Brugha Barracks and about three minutes' walk from the Grand Canal.
No20 is on the right hand side of the street, which means it looks towards the north-west. This is all to the good, however, as it means its back garden has a useful, southerly orientation.
As the house has been extended at the back, the rear garden now consists of a small (33 sq ft) wood-tiled courtyard surrounded by whitewashed walls.
You reach this spot from a half-glazed door in the single-storey kitchen extension, which is bright enough with both a skylight and a southerly window as well.
Off the kitchen is a bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, and an inner hallway where the staircase is. This brings you through to the front living room, which has its original floorboards and an open fire. There's gas-fired central heating to go with that.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back. Both are doubles and have built-in wardrobes and their original floorboards. In total the floor area comes to just over 620 sq ft.
It's a leisurely two-kilometre walk or cycle from here to St Stephen's Green, either along the Grand Canal and down Camden Street, or else down Clanbrassil Street and through the blossom-filled environment of St Patrick's Park.
Alternatively you can make your way down to Harold's Cross Road, where there's a bus stop about three minutes' walk from the house. Parking is on the street.
No20 Drummond Place is for sale with Felicity Fox Estate Agents (01) 633 4431 and has an asking price of €375,000.