Four on the market: in the Dublin mountains
Four properties available to buy in the Dublin mountains, offering impressive views over the city.
The Farmhouse, Saggart
€799k Property Partners O'Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
With its back to Verschoyles Hill, this Crooksling home looks due east over Dublin city. It's actually a traditional 19th century cottage reinvented as a double-apex, expensively-finished house with 2,691 sq ft of accommodation on two floors. There's a kitchen and dining room with a picture window and French doors, an office and a living room with a marble fireplace. There are four bedrooms, including a master with en suite and sitting area.It is set on about an acre with a lawn and a large patio.
Blueberry Lodge, Rathfarnham
€650k Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue, (01) 495 1111
Blueberry Lodge is almost at the very end of Tibradden Lane, with views of the city and mountains. It's set on 1.08 acres, so there's plenty of room to extend the bungalow from its current 1,561 sq ft. At present it has four bedrooms (two en suite) and a bathroom on one side of an L-shaped layout, and two living rooms on the other side. These consist of a dual-aspect sitting room at the front of the house, 14ft 10ins square and, behind it, the kitchen and dining room, also dual-aspect and with sliding patio doors.
2 Foxside Cottages, Glencullen
€595k Hunters, (01) 289 7840
From the front, this home at Barrack Road may look like an unassuming semi-detached bungalow, but in recent years it's been refurbished, extended and stylishly fitted out. Bigger than it looks at 1,733 sq ft, technically speaking it has three bedrooms but, in practice, four. Three are on the ground floor (one en suite) while the master bedroom with en suite and a dressing room is in the attic. Back downstairs there's also a large, open-plan kitchen and dining room with a utility off, and a sitting room with doors to the garden.
37 Kilgobbin Heights, Stepaside
€695k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this is one of a couple of houses that have large front gardens and much smaller back gardens. But there's no need to worry about feeling exposed while out mucking about in shorts, as Number 37's front garden is quite private, screened by mature trees and shrubs. The house itself is 1,851 sq ft and detached, with four bedrooms upstairs, including the en suite master. The ground floor has a dual-aspect sitting room, a family room and a long, skylit kitchen and breakfast room with a utility room off it.