Sprawling bungalow in Killiney
Noel Lodge €1.25m
In a straight line, Noel Lodge at Church Road in Killiney is not much more than 150 metres from Killiney Golf Course.
In the interests of respectability, though, it's considered good form to visit a golf club via the main entrance rather than clambering over your neighbours' walls, and that means a 10-minute walk up the main road.
The house has been in the same family for 40 years and while the décor is now a little dated, the place has been well cared for.
It's also quite sprawling. The floor area is 2,379 sq ft all on one level, so this is a house with a big footprint, but as it's on a site of just under an acre (0.96), there's still plenty of space to be enjoyed outdoors.
It's at the end of a 75-metre driveway off Church Road and there's a granite wall together with hedging and trees along the boundary, so there's good seclusion on the grounds.
Elsewhere, the front garden includes a patio (facing west) and flowerbeds, while the back garden is lawned.
The interior layout is sensible, with all three bedrooms in one area of the house (one with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe) and all the living rooms on the other.
There are five main living rooms, but some of them are open-plan, making for, in effect, two large reception rooms plus a kitchen. The latter has a selection of wall and floor units, an integrated oven and is plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher.
To the right of the entrance hall there's an open-plan drawing room and dining room, with a marble fireplace and doors out to the front patio.
Off the kitchen there's also a family room and breakfast room (with steps between them), where there's another fireplace, a window seat, and more patio doors.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000 and the asking price is €1.25m.