Four of a kind that are handy for M50 commuters
Bramble Bank, Priory Road, Delgany, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, €495,000
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Dreaming of Delgany
Built in 2008, Bramble Bank is located at the entrance to the Eden Wood development off the Kilquade Road. It's a four-bedroom dormer-style house suitable either for a family or down-sizers keen to stay in the area, and is in move-in condition. The location close to the N11 and M50 makes it ideal for commuters into Dublin city centre and also those needing regular and convenient access to the motorway network and Dublin Airport.
Inside, the house is bright and filled with natural light, and the flow of living space is suited to modern family life. High-end finishes include Crema Marfil floors and granite worktops. To the right of the entrance hall is a spacious living room running the width of the property, with a bay window, open fire and double doors connecting to the smart, modern kitchen, which has an island unit and a dining area with French doors leading out to the back garden. There is a separate utility room with built-in wall and floor units. A family room to the rear could serve as a fifth bedroom and there is a guest lavatory with wet-room shower unit alongside.
Upstairs, the master bedroom comes with walk-in wardrobe and smart en-suite shower-room. There are three further double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and under-eaves storage, plus a family bathroom with a separate shower.
To the front, Bramble Bank has off-street parking and a lawn, while to the rear the large garden has dual side access, and is laid out in lawn and gravel. A limestone-paved patio is a real sun-trap.
Delgany is one of the prettiest villages in North Wicklow, and is home to Farrelly's, which many people regard as the best butcher's shop in Ireland, and the wonderful Firehouse Bakery. Bustling Greystones is just down the road, and has a Dart station, shops, restaurants, cafes and schools, along with sports, golf and sailing clubs. The 84 and 84x bus routes are also convenient.
Agent: Hunters (01) 275 1640
5 Annaville Grove in Dundrum, Dublin 14 is a terrifically located and charming home that's convenient for schools and Dundrum Town Centre, with its shops, restaurants and multi-screen cinema. It's also within a few minutes' drive of the M50, and a short walk from the Green Luas and several bus routes. With three bedrooms, lovely reception rooms, including a sun room, and an idyllic little south-facing garden, it's suitable either for a young family or for empty-nesters downsizing from a bigger property in the area. Annaville Grove is tucked away off the Dundrum Road and is secluded yet close to all amenities.
Agent: Vincent Finnegan (01) 298 s4695
Key to Kinsealy
Millstream sits behind electronic security gates on two acres of gardens overlooking CJ Haughey's former home at Abbeville. Malahide Village is a short drive away, and there's easy access to Dublin Airport, the M50 and M1 motorways. The house has a top of the range kitchen with a porcelain-tiled floor, separate utility room, and handcrafted Christoff bar. There are three reception rooms at ground floor level, and upstairs four bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and a dressing room, together with an en suite bathroom, and the guest bedroom is also en suite.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 845 4500
12 Riverwood Place, Castleknock, is a family home on a corner site in a quiet cul-de-sac that has been upgraded and extended in recent years. Finishes are high quality and include a smart open-plan fitted kitchen / breakfast room by O'Connors of Drumleck with walnut units, Michelangelo countertops and marble floor tiles. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, three with en-suites, and the master also has a walk-in dressing room. There is a separate family bathroom. The M50 and Dublin Airport are only minutes away, as are the shopping, pubs and restaurants of Castleknock Village.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 820 1800