Four on the market: Dublin cottages
A selection of four cottages oozing character which are currently available to buy.
Briar Cottage, Donabate
€450k REA Grimes (01) 849 0129
A simple dwelling is marked on the site of Briar Cottage in Lanistown, in the second-edition (1906) Ordnance Survey map, but its fortunes have improved in the century since then. The 'cottage' is now a rambling 1,938 sq ft architect-designed house, mixing old and new design features. There are three mezzanine levels, two spiral staircases and several balconies. The main living room consist of a kitchen, sitting room, sunroom and office, and there are three bedrooms (one en-suite). It's about three minutes' drive from the M1.
The Cottage, Ballybride Rd, D18
€350k Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock (01) 289 4386
The building now known as The Cottage is the former gate lodge of Ellerslie House and stands at the junction of Ballybride Road and Crinken Lane in Shankill. As a former gate lodge it's a tiny place - only 463 sq ft - but has everything you need if you live alone or as half of a companionable couple. There's a living room, open-plan to a kitchen with a breakfast bar, and one double bedroom (en-suite) with built-in wardrobes. You can park in the gravelled grounds, and it's about three minutes' drive to the M11.
Glenville Cottage, Monkstown
€895k Lisney Dun Laoghaire (01) 280 6820
Glenville Cottage, is discreetly hidden away off Monkstown Road (Number 75), at the end of an 80-metre avenue, and this discretion continues in the house. It may look small and unremarkable, but it's actually 1,680 sq ft, all on one floor, with roomy and bright interior spaces. There are four bedrooms (one en-suite) to the left of the entrance hall. To the right there's an eat-in kitchen and open-plan dining room and sitting room. The sitting room has double folding doors to a sun room with doors to the garden.
Killowen, Rowan’s Little, Lusk
€435k DNG McKenna Healy (01) 491 2600
Don't be deceived by the modest appearance of this detached stone-fronted cottage about 25 kilometres north of Dublin city centre. It's actually quite a large and rambling house, partly two-storey and partly dormer, with 2,526 sq ft. On the ground floor there's a kitchen and dining room with exposed stone and brick, as well as a living room, a playroom and an en-suite bedroom. The first floor has two more bedrooms (one en-suite) and there's a split-level second floor with a fourth bedroom and bathroom.