Game, set and match in Blackrock semi with room to rest and play
65 Barclay Court €650k
It would be a waste not to take up tennis if you lived at 65 Barclay Court in Blackrock, Co Dublin. It's not much more than 100 metres from the entrance to Carraig Tennis club, where membership costs €250 for a family for a year, or €125 for a lone adult.
The club offers both coaching and social play for adults and children on its five courts. There are changing rooms there, but 65 Barclay Court is so close by that you could amble home a little sweaty and shower in your own bathroom instead.
Indeed it's so close that you could nearly lob a ball towards the courts from your own back garden and arrive at the club before it bounced.
Number 65 is a semi-detached house about halfway down the tree-lined cul-de-sac that is Barclay Court, which is reached from Temple Road.
Measuring 1,089 sq ft, it began life as a four-bedroom house but the owner wanted a roomier master bedroom, so it now has three.
The main bedroom runs the full width of the first floor, with two windows overlooking the front garden. There are two further bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Downstairs there are two reception rooms, both painted in a rich cobalt blue, along with an eat-in kitchen with a door to the garden.
The main reception room is the front living room, where there's a multi-fuel stove and a laminate floor.
Double doors lead from there to a dining room or playroom overlooking the back garden, which is also connected to the kitchen.
The back garden measures some 20ft by 30ft and is laid in lawn with a block-built shed covered in Virginia creeper.
There's off-street parking on the front drive, and there's disc parking on the street.
The agent is Janet Carroll (01) 288 2020 and the asking price has just been reduced by €25,000 to €650,000.