A choice of four properties currently on the market in sought-after Dalkey.
€745k Lisney Dalkey (01) 285 1005
Casana is on a cul de sac within a cul de sac, being one of three houses situated on a tiny laneway opening south from Grosvenor Terrace, which is itself a cul de sac off Sorrento Road. It's a semi-detached bungalow with 1,120 sq ft of ground-floor space and another 236 sq ft in the converted attic, where there's one room with an en-suite bath. Downstairs there are two bedrooms along with an interconnected sitting room and dining room and a kitchen giving onto a sun room. A door there leads to a pretty garden packed with flowers and shrubs.
€495k Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown county council renewed planning permission in 2010 to demolish the garage of No 44 Carysfort Road and replace it with a two-storey house. 'Suncot' is the result, finished in 2012 - a cute little two-bedroom cottage squeezed into a V-shaped site, making clever use of the available space. The kitchen is at the front, with a south-facing bay window where there's a window seat. The living room at the back has French doors to a paved back garden. There's also a downstairs toilet, but the main shower room is on the first floor along with the two bedrooms, a double and a single.
€795k DNG Dun Laoghaire (01) 230 1616
Cunningham Drive slopes upward off Cunningham Road and into a loop, offering its occupants great views of the sea and across to Howth Head. No 1 is one of a pair of similar houses at the entrance to the loop, and measures 1,152 sq ft. There may be scope to extend it, however, either into the garden or into the adjoining garage. The ground floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen, as well as the garage, and there are three bedrooms upstairs, all with sea views. Dalkey Dart station is bout five minutes' walk away.
€1.275m Savills South Dublin (01) 288 5011
Glenalua might look like a dainty cottage from the front but it's actually 2,239 sq ft, with the makings of a separate (although integrated) granny flat. The ground floor is fairly sprawling and has an open-plan drawing room and dining room opening to a rear kitchen with sea views. There's also a separate family room giving onto another kitchen and dining room (lending itself to the granny flat arrangement). There are two bedrooms downstairs and three on the first floor, where there's also a study in the gallery landing, again with sea views.