Wednesday 19 June 2019

Snapper with Mustard acting legacy is Beechwood aged in Dún Laoghaire

7 Beechwood Pk, Co Dublin €695k

No 7 Beechwood Park belonged to the late Pat Laffan of The Snapper fame
No 7 Beechwood Park belonged to the late Pat Laffan of The Snapper fame
The double doors leading to the east facing back garden

The house at No 7 Beechwood Park is no ordinary three-bed semi-d: it belonged to the late Pat Laffan, who is best remembered for playing the lothario milkman Pat Mustard in the Father Ted episode, Speed 3 and also for his bashful performance as the sleazy Georgie Burgess in The Snapper, the 1993 film based on the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name.

Laffan only passed away in March, at the age of 79. He had almost 40 film credits to his name, including War Horse, The Queen and Intermission, as well as 30 television credits. He was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company in the 1960s and 1970s and even directed at the Gate Theatre.

His home, which has just come on the market, is decorated in a fashionable mid-century style. The entrance hall at No 7 leads to a large open-plan living/dining room with a bay window, a vintage fireplace, fitted bookcases, and double doors to the east-facing back garden, which is bordered by mature trees and hedging and has a raised decked patio. The fitted kitchen has black granite worktops, floor and wall units, a stainless-steel oven, hob and extractor fan, and a tiled splashback.

The garage was converted to a living space with its own separate front entrance. It comprises a utility room, a study with wooden floors, and a guest bathroom. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a shower room, and a lavatory. Two of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The double doors leading to the east facing back garden
The double doors leading to the east facing back garden

To the front, there is parking beside a garden blooming with shrubs and plants. No 7 is within walking distance of Sandycove Beach, Dún Laoghaire harbour, the Forty Foot swimming spot, and the Sandycove and Glasthule Dart stations. There is access to the M50 and N11 road networks, with the drive to Dublin city centre taking 25 minutes in light traffic.

The house at No 7 Beechwood Park is for sale for €695,000 through Property Partners O'Brien Swaine (01) 2988508.

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