Seafront paradise garden in SuttonMoyallen €750k
When you have a seafront property - especially one as favourably situated is 'Moyallen' in Sutton, Dublin 13 - you hardly need bother planting a garden.
The sea gives you everything you need by way of scented air and a vista, so who needs flowers?
The owner of Moyallen, though, is clearly not of that opinion.
The house is at 98 Dublin Road, facing due south over a limitless view of Dublin Bay. But should you get tired of looking at the water, you can retire to the exquisite garden out the back.
Moyallen is one of a pair of semi-detached Edwardian gable-front properties with Tudor detailing and, like most of the houses on the road, they have huge back gardens.
The garden of Number 98 is 176 ft long, and every inch testifies to the dedication and imagination the owner has given it over the past 40 years. A gravel pathway winds among mature ornamental trees and riotous flowers down to a greenhouse and vegetable garden. Close to the house is a fragrant and sheltered patio from which to survey your handiwork.
Nevertheless, it will sometimes be necessary to spend time indoors. When you get hungry you can duck into the dual-aspect kitchen, where there's a gas-fitted fireplace and an informal dining area.
The ground floor also has a proper dining room, for more ceremonious meals, and this is linked by an archway to the drawing room at the front of the house.
This room has the original stained glass in its bay window, and a marble fireplace (gas-fitted).
There's one bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor return, and three more bedrooms on the first floor proper - two of them with sea views. Total dimensions are 1,561 sq ft.
Moyallen is for sale for €750,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Sutton (01) 839 4022.