Four on the market: near Dublin Airport
These four properties come with the added advantage of being close to Dublin Airport.
8 Forest Road, Swords, Co Dublin
€350k Sherry FitzGerald Swords (01) 890 0944
As well as being close to the airport, which is about four kilometres away, No8 Forest Road is also close to whatever Swords has to offer, being just off Dublin Road and Main Street. Thanks to its central location and Major Town Centre zoning, it offers scope for someone to use it as a working home of some kind. It measures 1,284 sq ft with a converted attic and three first-floor bedrooms, while the ground floor has a sitting room, kitchen/ diner and study. There's parking out the back and the garden is just south of Ward River Valley Park.
20 Dromawling Road, Beaumont, D9
€410k DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802
A couple of doors down from No20 Dromawling Road is a pocket park that's nicely populated with mature trees, including cherry blossoms that do wonders for the neighbourhood in spring. The house measures 1,367 sq ft including an ill-judged flat-roofed extension above the garage, which itself hasn't been converted. Many of the neighbours have also extended into their back gardens. Elsewhere, the ground floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen, with four bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite), and it's all in pretty good condition. Dromawling Road is off Beaumont Road and is 10 minutes' drive from the airport.
Ashford Cottage, Malahide, Co Dublin
€975k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Ashford Cottage is marked on the early OS map of north Dublin, long before air travel was even thought of, but the airport is now less than 15 minutes' drive away. It's been twice renovated in recent years including the addition of an architect-designed extension in 2008 that added a whole new wing, and gave the house a sprawling, 3,275 sq ft single-storey layout. The space includes four bedrooms (one en-suite) and two reception rooms (living room and family room), as well as a mezzanine library above the main living room. The kitchen now runs the length of the house, measuring some 34ft by 17ft and is triple-aspect, with doors to 0.89-acre garden.
2 Shanowen Drive, Santry, D9
€395k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
As it's on a corner site, No2 has triangular-shaped gardens front and back, the back garden being blessed with a southwesterly orientation. You reach the back garden from the L-shaped kitchen at the back of the house, while you can survey your handiwork in the front garden from a balcony off one of the four first-floor bedrooms. There's a fifth bedroom with en-suite on the ground floor (under the balcony), along with two reception rooms - living room and dining room. That brings the total floor area to 1,553 sq ft, and there's also a detached garage on the grounds. The airport is about four kilometres away.