A choice of three properties on the market in Rathfarnham.
A walk in the park
Rathfarnham Castle is closed at present while the OPW carries out improvements. It's scheduled to reopen early next year; the park, however, remains open.
Close to the castle and park is 'Woodleigh' at 38 Rathfarnham Wood, Dublin 14. It's a detached house, 1,285 sq ft in size, with four bedrooms.
The main reception room on the ground floor is a carpeted living room with an open fire and a dining area. The kitchen has a quarry-tiled floor and a breakfast area with double doors to the patio. There's also a playroom with a shower room off it, and a guest toilet.
The four bedrooms and main bathroom are upstairs, and the master bedroom has an ensuite shower.
The garden faces south-west, and has an Indian sandstone patio, a lawn and shrubs. The front garden has been paved to allow for off-street parking.
It's for sale for €695,000 with DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000.
In the garden of Eden
Eden Grove is a development of Tudor-style houses off Grange Road in Dublin 16, and very close to the 300-acre amenity that is Marlay Park.
Number 4 Eden Grove is a four-bedroom semi-detached in need of a little modernising. It's a relatively modest 1,259 sq ft in size, but there is a 65ft garden at the back of it.
It has two interconnecting reception rooms on the ground floor - a living room at the front with a bay window and fireplace, and a dining room at the back, with a door to the garden. The kitchen also has a garden door, and a utility room off it, and there's a guest toilet under the stairs.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, and the main bathroom. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower and bay window.
The agent is MOD Properties in Castleknock (01) 295 9244 and the asking price is €460,000.
Semi with a rebel cause
Anne Devlin, Robert Emmet's housekeeper and accomplice, is commemorated in several street names in Rathfarnham, where she lived.
One is Anne Devlin Avenue, in Dublin 14, about 20 minutes' walk from Rathfarnham village, where the statue of the legendary lady stands.
Number 26 Anne Devlin Avenue is a semi-detached dormer bungalow with four bedrooms, two reception rooms and an adjoining garage. It's 1,334 sq ft in size, not including the garage.
The entrance is to the side, with the two reception rooms either side of the hallway. To the right is the living room with an open fire, and to the left is a dining room with sliding doors to the kitchen.
Upstairs there's a shower room and four bedrooms, all of which have fitted wardrobes. At the back is a 37ft garden with a lawn, hedging and a couple of wooden sheds.
Number 26 Anne Devlin Avenue is for sale for €525,000 with DNG Terenure (01) 490 9000.