Four on the market: in Portmarnock
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in the popular coastal village.
648 Blackberry Lane
€720k DNG Raheny, (01) 831 0300
Despite the name, there are not too many brambles around Blackberry Lane these days. What was once a country road is now a suburban housing development with tidy briarless gardens. It does have other amenities though - namely its proximity to the sea. Blackberry Lane is off Strand Road and about five minutes' walk from the beach. Number 648 is a detached house measuring 1,475 sq ft, in good order and nicely fitted out. It has four first-floor bedrooms (one en suite) and two ground-floor reception rooms along with an eat-in kitchen and a sunroom with sliding doors to the south-facing back garden.
15 St Marnock’s Avenue
€395k Noel Kelly, (01) 846 2752
St Marnock's Avenue is close to the thick of things, being around the corner from the Lidl supermarket, 300 metres from St Anne's church and about a kilometre from the train station. At the far end of the street is a small park and playground. Number 15 is suggested as an option for those wishing to downsize, as it's 813 sq ft. That includes nominally three bedrooms, although one of these is on the ground floor and might be better used as a reception room instead. It might go towards an extended kitchen/ dining room, for instance, as at present there's just a 14ft by 6ft galley kitchen, as well as a lounge with an open fire.
19A Limetree Avenue
€595k DNG Raheny, (01) 831 0300
Number 19 Limetree Avenue used to occupy a large corner site, so its owners in 2010 got planning permission to build a four-bedroom house to the side. The result is Number 19A which, as a relatively new build, has an A3 energy rating. It has solar panels and a heat recovery system, with underfloor heating downstairs, and it also has soundproofing and CCTV. It's 1,615 sq ft with a living room and a kitchen on the ground floor, the latter with French doors to the garden. Upstairs are four bedrooms (one en-suite) and there's a converted attic above.
1A Wheatfield Grove
€520k Corry Estates, (01) 846 1122
The last time 1A Wheatfield Grove was sold was in 2014, when it fetched €470,000, according to the Property Price Register. It's now back on the market for €50,000 more - an increase of just over 10% in four years. Although it's detached, it stands quite close to its next-door neighbour, Number 1. Its front door is to the side though, facing Wheatfield Road, and that's where the driveway is. It's 1,044 sq ft with a converted attic that will likely be used as a bedroom along with the three main bedrooms (one en suite) on the first floor. On the ground floor there's a lounge and a kitchen, with an archway to a single-storey dining room with three skylights.