Four of a kind: Irish homes with tennis courts on the market
Tanglewood, Military Road, Killiney, Co Dublin €2.25m
Tanglewood on Military Road in Killiney is situated almost opposite Holy Child School, so if the new owners have daughters they will never have any excuse for being late for lessons in the morning.
The architect-designed five-bedroom family home has 331sqm of living space and sits on a 0.9 acre site with views over Killiney Bay and the Wicklow Mountains.
The house is in turn-key condition and features a high standard of finishes including solid teak double-glazed windows, solid beech and oak flooring, pine sloping high ceilings with recessed LED lighting, and a bespoke staircase in white oak. There are exposed brick feature walls with fireplaces in some rooms.
Tanglewood is set behind electric gates, with a private detached garage to one side. The gardens are nicely mature, and feature a limestone and granite patio with extensive outdoor lighting. The tennis court could enable new owners to hold their own private tennis tournament - The Tanglewood Invitational perhaps? - but also may have value as an infill site for a separate residence, subject of course to planning permission.
Killiney Dart station is a five-minute walk away, as is Killiney Beach, with White Rock just a little further. The beach is a fantastic amenity much appreciated by the dogs of the area, while early morning swimmers gather at White Rock.
Also close by are Killiney Hill and Dalkey village, the latter with a fine selection of pubs, restaurants and specialist food shops. The nearest supermarket is in Ballybrack.
Agent: Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020
Bounce in Brittas Bay
Ballyhara at Magheramore near Brittas Bay is a five-bedroom detached house with 282sqm of living space standing on a mature 1.65 acre site with views over the countryside towards the sea. This architect-designed home is positioned on a wooded hillside 4km from both Wicklow Town and the village of Brittas Bay. The main rooms are positioned to take advantage of the southerly aspect and the views, and the house is designed around a central courtyard so there is plenty of natural light. Three of the five bedrooms are en suite. The landscaped gardens feature manicured lawns, mature shrubs, specimen trees and a south-facing patio area that overlooks the tennis court, so spectators have somewhere to sit and sip their Pimms.
Agent: DNG (01) 490 9000
Rally at the Rower
The Rower near Inistioge in Co Kilkenny has three large reception rooms and four bedrooms, three of which are en suite, which makes it a good-sized family house located conveniently to a primary school, shop, GAA club and pub in the village of The Rower. The location is rural and picturesque, within easy reach of Inistioge, New Ross, Graiguenamanagh and Kilkenny. The mature gardens are fully landscaped and feature a private tennis court to the front. There are fishing, boating and water sports on the River Barrow, and the area is known for hillwalking and canoeing. Dublin is a 90-minute drive away, if further stimulation is needed - or indeed if the new owners have the energy, after all that sporting activity.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Radford (051) 426161
On court in Old Connaught
No 9 Old Connaught House on Ferndale Road in Rathmichael, Co Dublin is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with 67sqm of living space. The apartment is part of the original house and has its own private entrance as well as being accessible via the main building. The Georgian house dates from 1784, and was converted into apartments in 2000. It stands on eight acres of mature grounds with views of the surrounding mountains and coastline. The grounds also have a tennis court, croquet lawn, allotments for residents and ample parking and are located adjacent to the Festina Lente riding school. The shared outside space is paved and each resident uses the courtyard area outside their own windows for their own garden pots and seating area.
Agent: CD Auctioneers (0404) 67314