Friday 18 October 2019

Get into good habits at this Raheny mid-terrace with friendly neighbours

12 Belmont Square, D5 €395k

The living room with a gas-fitted fireplace
The living room with a gas-fitted fireplace
No12 is 850 sq ft with two bedrooms

Belmont Square and Park in Dublin 5 take their name from Belmont House, which still stands and is now the home of the Capuchin Friary, the friars being among the friendly neighbours in this community.

In keeping with the religious theme, the development is in the historical townland of Mountolive, although most people will refer to it as Donaghmede or Raheny.

Raheny DART station is half a kilometre from the entrance to the estate at Raheny Road.

No12 Belmont Square is a mid-terrace house tucked into the end of a cul-de-sac, with a west-facing rear garden backing onto the grounds of St Francis Hospice.

No12 is 850 sq ft with two bedrooms
No12 is 850 sq ft with two bedrooms

You'll reach the garden from the open-plan kitchen and dining room at the back of the house, where sliding doors lead out onto a neatly paved sandstone patio and a lawn.

The kitchen, like the bathroom upstairs, was replaced in 2016.

Also on the ground floor there's a large laminate floored living room with a gas-fitted fireplace.

A quarter-turn staircase rises from here to the first floor, where there are two bedrooms, both doubles with built-in wardrobes.

The family bathroom on this floor has a bath with an overhead electric shower and is lit by a remote-controlled skylight.

The floor space comes to 850 sq ft in total and there's designated parking.

Belmont Square was built in the early 2000s and a comparatively modest management fee of €580 a year is payable here.

A short wander down Raheny Road will get you to the village main street, and from there you can continue on towards the Bull Island Causeway, passing the entrance to St Anne's Park in about 20 minutes.

No12 Belmont Square is for sale for €395,000 with Savills North Dublin (01) 853 0630.

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