Four on the market: in Clondalkin
A choice of four very different properties currently on the market in Clondalkin.
St Laurence, Tower Road
€450k Sherry FitzGerald Lucan, (01) 624 1234
The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage describes St Laurence as "an attractive mid twentieth-century house" and an "integral element" of the Tower Road streetscape. Though needing some modernising now, St Laurence has lovely features inside and views of the nearby Round Tower. Its next-door neighbour is the local garda station, and the Happy Pear's Round Tower café is across the road. It's 1,679 sq ft with six bedrooms upstairs (one en suite) and three reception rooms downstairs (two with original fireplaces), along with a kitchen and attached garage.
14 Ashwood Park
€295k Broe Auctioneers, (01) 459 4433
Youngsters who want to play soccer are well catered for at 14 Ashwood Park, as it's only a three-minute walk from Ashwood Football Club. The village of Clondalkin itself is about 1.5km from the house. No14 is semi-detached and measures 1,033 sq ft, all in quite good order. The ground floor has a dual-aspect lounge running the length of the house, with a fireplace, as well as a separate TV room or study. The kitchen is at the back with sliding doors to a decked and lawned garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom.
Oak Lodge, New Road
€590k Lisney Terenure, (01) 492 4670
Built in the 1880s, Oak Lodge has some fine old trees shielding it from the street, including a beautiful weeping ash. The house stands on a site of 0.4 of an acre with lawns and hedging, outbuildings and plenty of parking. Inside, it's 2,637 sq ft on two floors, with two bedrooms on the upper floor and another two at ground level. The lower floor also has the kitchen and back kitchen and a family room while the two main reception rooms - a drawing room and a dining room - are upstairs at either side of the entrance hall, both with fireplaces and both dual-aspect.
68 Monastery Drive
€380k Broe Auctioneers, (01) 459 4433
Nothing remains of the Monastery of Mount St Joseph in Clondalkin except for the old cemetery - and of course various housing estates that bear its name, among them Monastery Drive. No68 is semi-detached with a nice mature 46ft garden out the back. Inside it's 1,399 sq ft with double four bedrooms - two at dormer level and two downstairs. The ground floor also has a lounge with a brick fireplace and a dining room with patio doors to the garden, as well as the kitchen and separate utility room. Clondalkin village is about half a kilometre from here.