Four on the market: Dublin south county period homes
A choice of four homes in south county Dublin which bundles of character.
5 Dungar Ter, Dun Laoghaire
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire (01) 284 4422
Dungar Terrace is handy for those with an interest in the commercial or cultural heart of Dun Laoghaire. It's a narrow, tree-lined street between Anglesea Lane and Northumberland Avenue. The 1,335 sq ft terrace dates from the early 20th century, and Number 5 has period features such as ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and a stained-glass door. It's been refurbished and reinsulated, so it now has a B3 energy rating. The ground floor has two linked reception rooms and a kitchen, and there are three bedrooms upstairs.
Ashleigh Cott, 24 Stillorgan Park
€845k Hunters (01) 275 1640
Ashleigh Cottage is at the very end of the long cul-de-sac that is Stillorgan Park, and it's right next to Blackrock Veterinary Clinic. It's a pretty, arts-and-crafts-era detached dormer bungalow in Stillorgan, Blackrock, that's been well looked after inside and out. It's also been extended substantially to 1,647 sq ft. That includes four bedroom on the first floor, one en-suite and another with a dressing room. The ground floor has three reception rooms and a kitchen with French doors to a neat patio and garden.
Castle Cottage, Monkstown
€449,950 O’Dwyer English (01) 459 1400
You'll be steeped in history at Castle Cottage, at the end of Carrickbrennan Road. Across the street to the south is Monkstown Castle while to the north is the disused Carrickbrennan Churchyard. The cottage is semi-detached and 786 sq ft, with a shared entrance and its own parking area. It reportedly dates from the 1920s and has antique oak floors and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. There's one main reception room, with a fireplace and bay window, as well as an eat-in kitchen. The two bedrooms are doubles.
The Neale, Killiney Hill Road
€1.075m Janet Carroll (01) 288 2020
The Neale in Killiney is on part of the grounds of the house known as Illerton, built by architects Deane & Woodward for William Bewley in the 1860s. It was last refurbished several decades ago and now needs renovation. There may be scope to extend it, as it's on a site of 0.34 acre, but you risk spoiling a pretty garden and courtyard. It's 2,574 sq ft, with three bedrooms on the first floor (one en-suite) and one downstairs. The ground floor also has a living room, dining room, study, conservatory, kitchen and breakfast room.