Four on the market: in Rathfarnham
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in Rathfarnham.
36 Lower Dodder Road, D14
€725k Mason Estates Terenure, (01) 490 9014
People are fond of fishing at the 200-year-old two-stage weir on the River Dodder at Dodder Road Lower in Rathfarnham. If the idea appeals, you couldn't be better placed than at 36 Dodder Road Lower, which is across the road from the weir. Although it needs refurbishment, Number 36 has the makings of an extremely pretty bungalow, and one that's something of a Tardis. Belying its petite façade is a floor area of 2,088 sq ft, with a huge ground floor extending into the tree-studded 44ft back garden. There are three bedrooms upstairs and three downstairs, along with three reception rooms, a kitchen and an adjoining garage.
21 Marley Walk, D16
€485k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
There's a west-facing garden out the back of 21 Marley Walk which should be a pleasant enough spot on sunny evenings, especially if tidied up a little. But if you prefer wider open spaces the house is only 10 minutes' walk from Marlay Park. Number 21 is a three-bedroom semi that's recently got a fresh coat of paint and new carpets, but there is still some work to be done to modernise it. It's 1,106 sq ft with a kitchen and two reception rooms - living room and dining room - on the ground floor, and three bedrooms upstairs. The main bathroom is also on the first floor, with a guest toilet downstairs.
2 Fonthill Road, D14
€675k Lisney Terenure, (01) 492 4670
The Fonthill estates were built in the gardens of Fonthill Abbey, a sprawling mansion now demolished. Number 2 Fonthill Road has a mannerly garden of its own, measuring 53ft and set out in a lawn and neat flowerbeds, and about 40 metres down the road is a common green area with mature trees. The house measures 1,572 sq ft and the adjoining garage has been partly converted to a utility room and wetroom. Elsewhere on the ground floor are two reception rooms linked by double doors and a south-facing kitchen at the back. Upstairs are five bedrooms and above that - reached by means of a pull-down stairs - is a converted attic with flooring and skylights.
6 Loreto Terrace, Grange Road, D14
€475k Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue, (01) 495 1111
It's only a three-minute walk from 6 Loreto Terrace to Gaelcholáiste an Phiarsaigh, the recently opened multi-denominational secondary school at Grange Road on the site of the former Loreto Abbey. Built in 1917, Number 6 has some period features (not least its sash windows) but has been largely modernised. It's 890 sq ft with just one main living room on the ground floor - an open-plan L-shaped kitchen, living and dining room with a fireplace and French doors to a pleasant, gravelled back garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a shower room. There's parking on the street, which is a cul-de-sac off Grange Road.