These four properties offer mews living in Dublin.
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge (01) 269 8888
The southern end of Rampart Lane opens onto Donnybrook Road, while the northern end reaches Herbert Park, and both are just a couple of minutes' walk from the house.
Built in 1989, No1 Donnybrook Mews is one of a group of four identical houses facing east along the lane, and it has a south-facing garden to the side as well as a back garden. It's 939 sq ft with three bedrooms upstairs (one ensuite). Downstairs there's a wood-floored living room with a fireplace and a door to the garden, and a kitchen and dining room with a separate utility.
€885k Keary Estates (01) 668 8961
Wilton Mews backs onto the rear garden of John Scottus primary school on Northumberland Road, where students learn Sanskrit and eat vegetarian lunches. That's at the end of the 64ft garden at the back of Wilton Mews, where there's a patio and lawn. The house itself is upside-down, with the three bedrooms on the ground floor - one ensuite and another with French doors to the garden. The first floor has an open-plan living and dining room to the front and the kitchen at the back, with doors to a balcony overlooking the garden. The floor area in total is 1,331 sq ft.
€1.695m Quillsen Ranelagh (01) 499 5050
The mews houses at Raglan Lane are built in what were once the gardens of the grand homes along Wellington Road, many of which are now offices and embassies.
Because the Wellington Road properties were so vast, the mewses have above average-space too inside and out. No38 has gardens front and back and measures 1,776 sq ft on two floors plus an attic. The ground floor is given over to a big dual-aspect reception room with a fireplace and French doors to the rear courtyard garden, along with a kitchen at the back. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one with an en-suite and dressing room, and there's a spiral staircase up to the attic room.
€725k Knight Frank (01) 634 2466
There are just 12 houses in Willow Mews, a gated cul de sac opening off St Alban's Park and around the corner from Sandymount Strand. No4 is in the middle of a terrace and measures 1,103 sq ft on three floors. The first floor has two bedrooms (one ensuite) and the whole top floor is given over to the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Back on the ground floor there's a front living room with a solid-fuel stove. Glass doors lead through to an open-plan kitchen and dining room with skylights and French doors to the back garden.