Sail's pitch in Malahide
8 Warren Manor €850k
There may be many reasons for setting up home in Malahide, in north Co Dublin, but sailing is undoubtedly one of them.
The Broadmeadow Estuary is considered an ideal spot to learn to sail, as it's sheltered and safe with not much by way of tidal action.
At 8 Warren Manor in Malahide you'll be within shouting distance of several sailing clubs (and shouting is very much part of learning to sail).
It's about a kilometre from the sea, where you'll find Swords Sailing and Boating Club, Malahide Yacht Club, and Fingal Sailing School, all along a one-kilometre stretch of coastline. And once you've learnt the ropes, Malahide Marina is less than 10 minutes' drive.
Warren Manor is a cul-de-sac enclave of detached houses at Yellow Walls, just off the Swords Road, so it's about eight minutes by car from Junction 3 of the M1.
Number 8 is a reasonably sizeable house, at 2,350 sq ft, but should be fairly easy to manage for all that. It has a B3 energy rating and there are low-maintenance paved gardens front and back.
There are four bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and connects with the downstairs bathroom.
The main living room on this floor is an open-plan kitchen, dining room and family room with skylights, a marble floor, and French doors to the garden.
The marble floored kitchen has integrated appliances and a centre island with a breakfast bar, and there's a separate utility room with an exit to the side.
There's a second reception room too - a living room with a stone fireplace and folding doors to the garden.
The three first-floor bedrooms are all en-suite and the main room has a walk-in wardrobe.
Number 8 Warren Manor is for sale for €850k with Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000.