A selection of four properties currently on the market for under €700,000 in Dublin's Foxrock.
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, (01) 284 4422
There's a granny or nanny flat attached to Number 62 South Park, off Cloonkeen Road in Foxrock. It has its own entrance and is not accessible from the house. Number 62 has a living room, kitchen, dining room and guest toilet on the ground floor, and four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The annexe consists of a living room and kitchen, bedroom and shower room. Total floor space is 1,744 sq ft, and there is a 120-ft garden, so it may be possible to extend. The property is about three minutes' drive from the N11.
€585k Savills South Dublin, (01) 288 5011
Foxrock Mount is a small development in a cul-de-sac, and Number 18 is towards the back of the estate, providing a safe place for children and pets. It's a relatively small house, at 1,152 sq ft, but squeezes in four bedrooms, two with sea views. The ground floor has a living room, linked by double doors to an open-plan kitchen and dining room, with sliding doors to the garden. There's also a guest toilet. The main bathroom and four bedrooms, one en-suite, are upstairs. The back garden is split-level, with a patio and lawn.
€690k DNG Stillorgan, (01) 283 2700
This detached house has a timber-built home office or studio at the end of its long back garden. The house itself is 1,733 sq ft with, on the ground floor, a sitting room with a solid-fuel stove and a kitchen/dining room with double doors to the garden. There's also a family room which could become a fourth bedroom. The other three bedrooms are upstairs, including the master with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, and there's a family bathroom and a small nursery or study. The garden has two decks and there's a garage too.
€540k Hunters Estate Agent, (01) 289 7840
About 300 metres from the N11 Stillorgan Road is Kelston Drive, a row of terraced houses on a cul-de-sac. Number 6 has three bedrooms, all on the first floor. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and balcony overlooking the back garden. The family bathroom is also upstairs. On the ground floor, there's a living room with marble fireplace, linked by double doors to a kitchen and dining room, which has doors to the garden. There's also a guest toilet. The 42ft back garden includes a patio and lawn.
Woodhill House, at Lovers' Walk in Cork, was not only one of the city's most important and beautiful houses, it was also one of its most storied, with a history full of melodrama, romance and scandal. It was built in the 1700s by Cooper Penrose, a merchant prince of Cork and a Quaker, though not a very conscientious one.