Four on the market: near the Dodder Walk
A choice of four properties offering close proximity to the Dodder Walk.
51 Orwell Gardens, Churchtown, D14
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Terenure, (01) 490 7433
It's billed as being in Rathgar, owing to its proximity to Rathgar, but the Ordnance Survey is inclined to insist 51 Orwell Gardens is in Churchtown. Wherever it is, it's very pleasantly situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in a wooded setting right by the banks of the Dodder, and has a tree-shrouded back garden for extra seclusion. The house itself is 1,200 sq ft with two ground-floor reception rooms as well as a big (31ft by 10ft) kitchen and dining room with French doors to the garden. There are four bedrooms upstairs, with one en-suite, and the family bathroom.
46 South Hill, Dartry, D6
€995k Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511
It will take no more than two minutes to walk from 46 South Hill to the Dodder, where you can take up a sylvan trail to the east or the west. It's a detached bungalow measuring 1,894 sq ft but there's more space from a proper conversion of the 590 sq ft attic. As it stands it has four bedrooms - the main one having an en-suite with a Jacuzzi bath. By way of living rooms there's an open-plan sitting and dining room with two sets of French doors, a family room, a galley-style kitchen and an office. Out the back is a 42ft garden with a patio and stone walls.
598 Woodview Cottages, D14
€345k DNG Rathfarnham, (01) 490 4666
According to the Property Price Register, 598 Woodview Cottages in Rathfarnham last sold in April 2013, when it fetched €160,000. Just under five years later it's back on the market in good order with a new roof and an internal makeover. It's a cute mid-terrace granite and brick cottage facing south-east, with its back to the Dodder, about 50 metres away. It's 662 sq ft in size in a two-up-two-down arrangement. The ground floor has a living room and eat-in kitchen and there are two bedrooms upstairs. There's a patio garden out the back with a shed and street access, and a little lawned garden out the front.
Mount Carmel House, Firhouse, D24
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue, (01) 495 1111
Scoil Carmel junior national school is right next door to Mount Carmel House on the Firhouse Road, so you can put the niggles of the school run behind you, at least until the kids reach second class. A stretch of parkland separates the house from the Dodder so there's plenty of space nearby to frolic in as well, and it has a big, if rather bare, back garden. The house is detached and has five bedrooms, all on the first floor with one en-suite. Downstairs there's a sitting room at the front with a fireplace, a dual-aspect living and dining room and a wood-floored kitchen with separate utility.