Four on the market near Sandycove beach
A choice of four properties currently available to buy which offer close proximity to beautiful Sandycove beach.
6 Sandycove Avenue West, Sandycove
€1.45m, Lisney Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 6820
The houses along Sandycove Avenue West face west towards Scotsman's Bay, and the street culminates at the beach. If you lived at Number 6, for instance, you could make it from your front door to the water in three minutes and be submerged before any of the neighbours had glimpsed your goosebumps. Number 6 needs some refurbishment but has very good 19th-century features. It's 2,400 sq ft and there's planning permission for an extension. The ground floor has a large drawing room with two fireplaces, and there are double doors there to a conservatory. This level also has a dining room, study and kitchen. The five bedrooms are upstairs.
2 Munster Terrace, Sandycove
€1.395m DNG Dun Laoghaire, (01) 230 1616
Number 2 Munster Terrace, Breffni Road, was reportedly the birthplace in 1891 of Dorothy May Jones, who served as a nurse in WWI and was one of 501 unlucky souls who lost their lives when the RMS Leinster was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1918. Her body was never found. Dorothy's home was a tasteful two-storey Victorian house, the middle of a terrace of three, which has been extended to 2,260 sq ft. The extension supplies a glass-walled kitchen on the ground floor, where there are also two reception rooms linked by folding doors. The four bedrooms are on the first floor and return.
12 Summerhill Road, Sandycove
€1.6m Ganly Walters, (01) 662 3255
If you'd lived at Number 12 Summerhill Road back in 1940, you'd have found yourself unexpectedly caught up in the thick of the Emergency. On the night of December 20 the Luftwaffe dropped two bombs on Summerhill Road, one exploding almost directly across the street from Number 12. Three people were injured but there were no fatalities. The house has endured well, having been completely refurbished in 2006. It's 4,500 sq ft on three floors, with six bedrooms - four on the top floor and two in the basement along with two reception rooms. Entrance level has an open-plan kitchen and family room, and a linked drawing room and dining room.
5 Sandycove Avenue West, Sandycove
€1.8m Lisney Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 6820
James Joyce might have shuffled past Number 5 Sandycove Avenue West regularly during his truncated six-night stay at the Martello Tower in 1904. The first five houses on the street arrived a little later than their neighbours to the north, and are taller and narrower. Number 5 has three storeys and a raised basement, with a floor area of 2,800 sq ft. There are five bedrooms - one on the first floor, two on the top floor and two in the basement. The basement also has a sitting room and study, while there are two reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor. The last reception room is a first-floor dining room.