Four on the market: under €300k in D7
A choice of four properties on the market in Dublin 7 with an asking price of less than €300,000.
45 Coleraine Street, Smithfield
€290k Quillsen Glasnevin (01) 850 0900
Number 45 Coleraine Street is a small 657 sq ft city bolthole. What you forgo in size, you gain in convenience. It's facing onto Church Street, less than half a kilometre from Smithfield Square and five minutes' walk from both the Four Courts Luas stop and the future Luas Cross City stop at Broadstone. It's essentially a two-up two-down at the end of a terrace but as there's a garage it may be possible to extend. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom and the ground floor has a kitchen and living room knocked into one.
3 Coke Lane, Smithfield
€295k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre (01) 643 1400
Coke Lane is a tiny cul-de-sac running west from Arran Street West, just off Arran Quay. At one end is the Cinnamon Cafe and at the other is the back of Frank Ryan's bar, so you need never be in want of refreshment. Number 3 is a terraced house in need of a little renovation, and it has three first-floor bedrooms (one a single). Downstairs there's a living room with an open fire, and a kitchen with doors both to the front and to a small yard at the back of the house. The total floor area is 659 sq ft.
4 Shandon Green, Phibsboro
€295k Quillsen Glasnevin (01) 850 0900
It will be easy to live a carless life at 4 Shandon Green, off Connaught Street in Phibsboro, because when the Luas Cross City line opens next year, there will be a stop only a few minutes' walk away. If you insist on driving, 4 Shandon Green comes with a designated parking space to the front. It's a two-bedroom 678 sq ft terraced house, with a kitchen and lounge on the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The lounge opens onto a 28ft paved and decked back garden. The annual management fee is €400.
353 Carnlough Road, Cabra
€295k Lowe Rathmines (01) 406 0000
Broombridge station is less than 10 minutes' walk from 353 Carnlough Road. At the moment you can catch western commuter trains there, but as of next year it will also be the terminus of the Luas Cross City line. Number 353 is semi-detached, at the end of a terrace, and has parking out front. Sizewise it's 1,184 sq ft with four bedrooms - two on the ground floor and two upstairs, with a bathroom on each level. The ground floor also has a lounge with a fireplace and a kitchen with a door to the back garden.