Four on the market: in Goatstown, Dublin 14
A choice of four properties currently on the market in the sought-after area of Goatstown.
'Anabelle', 104 St Aidan's Drive
€695k Janet Carroll, (01) 288 2020
The owner of 'Anabelle' moved there from Brighton some 10 years ago with her cat and a variety of seedlings. A decade later the 55ft back garden of the house features herbs including sage, chives and lemon balm and flowers such as lavender, honeysuckle and bluebells. You can reach the garden from both the dining room and the eat-in kitchen, both at the back of the house, with the dining room communicating with a living room to the front. Upstairs are four bedrooms (one en-suite) for a total floor area of 1,229 sq ft. There's a gravel driveway at the front for off-street parking.
11 Mount Carmel Avenue
€549k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
Built in 1999, 11 Mount Carmel has grown in size since then, having gained an attic conversion and a back extension. It now stands at 1,410 sq ft and there's still an integral garage to encroach on if you need more living space. Also on the ground floor there's a lounge at the front and a kitchen at the back, opening into the skylit living room extension. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one en-suite. The extension hasn't left space for a massive rear garden but what's there is very pleasant and inviting, facing south-west, with a covered patio and a gravelled area surrounded by trees and shrubs.
35 Farmhill Drive
€1.1m Sherry FitzGerald Dundrum, (01) 296 1822
Along the southern side of Farmhill Drive is a row of 1950s-built bungalows that were once all more or less the same size. The owners of Number 35 found themselves needing a bit more space so when Number 37 came up for sale next door, they bought it and joined the two houses together. The result is a rather rambling property measuring 3,594 sq ft, mostly on one floor and with a converted attic, and it's in need of a little modernising. There are seven bedrooms as well as a dual-aspect living room, a big, bay-windowed drawing room, a dining room and a smallish kitchen with separate breakfast room. It's on 0.4 of an acre with lawns, a patio and ornamental trees.
72 St Aidan’s Drive
€795k Lynam Auctioneers, (01) 296 5374
Number 72 St Aidan's Drive is about a kilometre from Mount Anville School and about 20 minutes' walk from the Dundrum Luas stop. It's a quite sizeable semi-detached house, at 2,075 sq ft, and has a long back garden (64ft) with a lawn and a paved patio at the end with built-in seating. The floor area includes five upstairs bedrooms and the attic has been converted as well to become a playroom. On the ground floor there's a dual-aspect living room, a kitchen and family room, and a lean-to conservatory giving onto a deck. There's off-street parking in the driveway at the front.