Four on the market: in Bray, Co Wicklow
A choice of four properties currently on the market in the popular seaside town of Bray.
15 Rathmore Terrace, Upper Dargle Road
€450k Sherry FitzGerald Bray, (01) 286 6630
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Nos 8 to 15 Rathmore Terrace were built in 1935 as local authority houses. The tenants were lucky: the terrace is elevated above Upper Dargle Road and you can see all the way to the Sugarloaf from there. No15 is at the east end and has been extended both to the side and the rear. It now measures 1,448 sq ft with three ground-floor reception rooms. The kitchen and the dining room are at the back, both extended, and the latter has French doors to a tiered garden. The first floor has the four bedrooms, two with fireplaces and one with a walk-in wardrobe.
101 Newcourt Road
€665k DNG Bray, (01) 286 7625
Although not a huge house, at 1,345 sq ft, 101 Newcourt Road has an agreeably higgledy-piggledy layout over four floors. That includes a basement that's used for storage at present, though it also houses a big utility room over 19ft long. At entrance level are two reception rooms, a front sitting room and rear dining room with doors to the tiered back garden. There's also an L-shaped breakfast room and kitchen at the back. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one en suite) along with a bathroom and separate toilet, and above that is a converted attic used as a fourth bedroom. The house has room to extend to the side or the back.
Rosslea, 5 Waverley Terrace
€660k Quillsen Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 1719
Rosslea is part of a mismatched terrace on Adelaide Road, but it and its next-door neighbour form an identical pair of dramatic Tudor-style Edwardian houses. At present, Rosslea is divided into five flats, but a buyer who wants to convert it back into a family home will end up with a sizeable - and unusual - 3,320 sq ft property five minutes' walk of the seafront. There are two apartments on the ground floor, one in the original two reception rooms and the second in the extended former kitchen. The third apartment is on the return level, and the fourth and fifth are on the first and second floors.
5 Gertrude Terrace, Lower Dargle Road
€310k DNG Bray, (01) 286 7625
Gertrude Terrace is a group of five houses that look south over the People's Park at Lower Dargle Road in Bray. Thanks to the new Riverside Boardwalk, you can cut from the park all the way down to Castle Street along the Dargle, and from there to the harbour. No5 is one of two gable-fronted end houses and has a paved back yard with an exit onto Ardee Street. Now needing refurbishment, the house measures 775 sq ft with two first-floor bedrooms. There are two reception rooms downstairs, both with corner fireplaces, and the rear family room has an archway to a galley kitchen, and there's a bathroom beyond that.