Four on the market for under €550k across Dublin
Four properties in a similar price range across Dublin
Made-up in Monkstown
16 Arundel, Monkstown Valley, Monkstown, Co Dublin €545,000
It won't come as any surprise to read that the most expensive part of Dublin in which to buy a home is South County Dublin, where the average sale price now stands at €563,000.
This three-bedroom semi-detached house in the popular Monkstown Valley development has 94sqm of living space. Located in a quiet cul de sac, the house has a west-facing garden and off-street parking, and faces out on to a landscaped communal green area.
On the ground floor, the living room is to the front and the kitchen/dining room to the rear, with a conservatory that opens out on to the garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master in en suite and the other two bedrooms share a family bathroom.
Monkstown is one of the prime spots on South County Dublin's Gold Coast, and highly sought after because of its proximity to the sea, the Dart and the villages of Monkstown and Blackrock.
The area also has a fine selection of schools, both primary and secondary. Options within walking distance of Monkstown Valley include the Irish-speaking Scoil Lorcain, Carysfort National School, CBC Monkstown, Blackrock College, and Newpark Comprehensive.
Monkstown village has excellent shops, including Avoca and George's Fish Shop, as well as a wide selection of restaurants. The latest of these is Lobstar, which already has a devoted local following.
In Blackrock, the Frascati Centre is undergoing refurbishment and, when it is complete, a branch of Aldi will join the M&S supermarket that is already there, and the branch of SuperValu in the Blackrock Shopping Centre across the road.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 288 0088
Darley Street darling
4 Darley Street in Harold's Cross, Dublin 6, in an attractive enclave of period cottages and terraces, has 62sqm of living space. It is a refurbished and extended two-bedroom Victorian terraced house with a small yard to the rear. Downstairs there's a living room, kitchen/breakfast room and bathroom, while upstairs there are two bedrooms. Harold's Cross is a popular location thanks to its proximity to the city centre, which is within easy walking and cycling distance, and is home to a number of smart new cafes and restaurants, including Phil Yeung's excellent Craft, Noshington in Harold's Cross Park, and HX46, from the people behind 3FE.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 6066
Croke Park cracker
No 28 St James's Avenue, off Clonliffe Road in Dublin 3, is fully refurbished and presented in turn-key condition, ready to move in to. The rooms are well proportioned and there's 80sqm of living space, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house literally couldn't be any closer to Croke Park stadium, which is either an advantage or disadvantage depending on one's view of such things. It's also handy for the Mater Hospital, Docklands and city centre. Outside, there's a large west-facing yard with vehicular access. This is an area on the up, with a growing number of trendy cafes to prove it, the most popular of all being Two Boys Brew.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100
19 Moy Glas Chase in Lucan is an attractive and well-maintained three-bedroom semi-detached house with 100sqm of living space. The open-plan kitchen and dining area has been recently upgraded, and has direct access to the rear garden. There's a handy downstairs lavatory. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, with the master en suite, and a family bathroom. Located 13km from the city centre, Lucan has good public transport and a wide variety of schools including an Educate Together primary school, mixed secondary and primary schools, and Gaelscoil primary and secondary schools. The Griffeen and Ballyowen shopping centres are close by.
Agent: REA McDonald (01) 628 0265