Four similar properties on the market around the country.
Tranquil in Tipperary
Molua, Birdhill Road, Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Tipperary
For sale: €795k
Molua occupies a scenic location on the banks of the Shannon with views of the river, Parteen Weir and the Clare hills. The property has its own private harbour, boathouse, slipway and approximately 122m of water frontage. The house has well established gardens and has been designed to take full advantage of the panorama.
The main reception rooms all have large picture windows and access to a sheltered terrace which runs the length of the house. The terrace is a sun trap, and is the best place for granny to sit and enjoy the ever-changing views over the water, from sunrise to sunset.
At one end of the main house, which has 272sqm of living space, there is a spa room with Jacuzzi and double doors out to the garden.
A one-bedroom annex with direct access to the main house has a small kitchen, bathroom and sun porch.
In total, Molua has 1.9 acres of garden, mainly in lawn and mature woodland interspersed with shrubberies and flowerbeds. Mature trees include oak, beech, ash, walnut, hazel, alder and birch. The woodland garden, which is predominantly planted with herbaceous perennials and shrubs, features ornamental trees such as magnolia, dogwood, Japanese maple, Daphne and stewartia. Among the shrubs are unusual specimens of rhododendron, hydrangea and camellia. In late winter /early spring, the woodland area is a tapestry of snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, crocus and woodland anemone. This is a low-maintenance garden created and developed by the current owners over the last 20 years. There is also a much-loved tree-house.
Agent: Savills (01) 663 4350
Move to Monkstown
For Sale: €725k
32 Castle Park in Monkstown doesn't currently have a granny flat, but the existing layout lends itself to exactly that configuration. Described as being in need of tender, loving care, the five-bedroom bungalow has 168sqm of living space and is positioned in a desirable residential area with good access to schools and sports facilities, as well as the shops and restaurants of Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire. With just under a quarter of an acre of garden, the house offers the opportunity to create a family home suitable for multi-generational living. There's enough space to ensure that people don't get under each other's feet. The back garden is a plantsman's paradise, and backs on to Monkstown Tennis Club.
Agent: Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
A cracker in Cork
For sale: €660k
Slane Lodge on Bishopstown Avenue off the Model Farm Road in Cork is a detached family home with a separate granny flat, positioned on a west-facing site. There are five bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and three reception rooms, plus a kitchen, study, bathroom, games room and detached garage. The granny flat could easily be reincorporated into the main house if preferred. Outside, there is plenty of parking and a fully enclosed garden which has been beautifully maintained and is laid out with lawns, patios, mature trees and shrubs. The house is adjacent to CIT and within walking distance of the Cork University and Bon Secours Hospitals, St Catherine's School, UCC, and Cork city centre, and is on a direct bus route.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 427 3041
Sanctuary in Sixmilebridge
For sale: €350k
Icthus in Ievers Town is a short walk from Sixmilebridge in Co Clare, located midway between Ennis and Limerick city. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom detached house has 170sqm of living space and comes with a separate detached office/granny flat and a great garden. The house has solar panels, an intelligent three-oven Aga, zoned central heating and numerous other modern features. The internal layout and extensions were designed by an architect and maximise both light and views of the garden. Icthus is finished to a high standard throughout, and features a solid wood kitchen with granite worktops, and a wood-burning stove in the living room. The house is close to schools and shops, and the town has grown rapidly in recent years.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Donovan (061) 361 905