Four on the market close to Dublin's third-level institutions
Four similar properties on the market near University College Dublin
Close to College at UCD
4 Greenfield Manor, Greenfield Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 €650,000
It will be a lucky fresher indeed whose parents stump up for this smart apartment just next door to UCD. Three double bedrooms mean that he or she could share with a couple of friends - and never have to worry about parking on campus, as everything is just a few minutes' walk away.
Greenfield Park is a quiet cul de sac in leafy Donnybrook with direct pedestrian access into the grounds of UCD. The Greenfield Manor residential complex was built in the 1970s, and is a development of just 24 large apartments set in spacious landscaped grounds.
No 4 Greenfield Manor has been recently-renovated and is located on the elevated ground floor. The three-bedroom apartment has 102sqm of bright, well laid-out accommodation. The master bedroom is en-suite, while the other two doubles share a second bathroom. There's a roomy entrance hall from which three steps lead down to an open-plan living room and kitchen/dining area. The apartment has gas-fired central heating and designated underground parking.
Donnybrook has good food shops and several bars and restaurants, including every student's favourite, Eddie Rocket's. Kiely's and Arthur Mayes are two popular watering holes.
Greenfield Manor is close to the Montrose site for which Cairn Homes has just agreed to pay an eye-watering €107.5m for a 8.64 acre plot for residential development, which only goes to confirm the demand for property in the area. There is speculation that the entire Montrose site may be developed as rental units, and perhaps sold to one major investor.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 475 1275
At home in Adelaide Square
Asking Price: €390k
Trinity and RCSI students would have no excuse for missing 9am lectures in this city-centre two-bedroom apartment at 107 Adelaide Square, Whitefriar Street, Dublin 8. The development is built around a landscaped courtyard, and the gated complex features well-presented communal areas and offers a 24-hour concierge service, a fully-equipped gym, a swimming pool and a laundry room. No 107 is on the first floor and has 66sqm of living space with two double bedrooms, one en-suite, as well as a second bathroom. There is extensive storage, a fitted kitchen, a basement storage unit and a designated parking space.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 475 1275
Pied-a-terre on Parliament St
Asking Price: €250k
This one-bedroom third-floor apartment at 14 Royal Exchange on Parliament Street is centrally located in the heart of Temple Bar. Within walking distance of a vast array of social amenities, including bars, restaurants and shops, the apartment is also handy for all the colleges in the city centre. Behind the attractive facade and secure entrance hall the accommodation is bright, thanks to large sash windows allowing in plenty of natural light. There's a living/dining room, kitchen, bright double bedroom and a bathroom. The location is well-served by public transport including the Luas and regular bus routes, as well as the Aircoach, and offers the possibility of lucrative short-term lets outside of term-time.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 643 1400
Deadly in Drumcondra
Asking Price: €595k
503 Gracepark Manor in Drumcondra, Dublin 9, would make a very swanky apartment for a lucky DCU student and his or her friends. The two-storey duplex penthouse has 160sqm of living space, with four double bedrooms, a double garage and terrific views across the city. Gracepark Manor was built in 2002 and is set in mature landscaped gardens. The living room has patio doors to a private terrace and opens into a kitchen/dining room. There is a study with built-in desk and fitted cupboards for storage. The master bedroom has a private balcony, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. One other bedroom is en suite, and there is also a family bathroom.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 837 3737
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