Take the chill off in Dublin 14
16 Ely Hall €375k
The Hazel Brook Square development in Churchtown, Dublin 14, takes its name from HB ice cream, formerly made at a factory on the site and now owned by Unilever.
The factory was built on the grounds of Hazel Brook Farm and closed in 2003 with the loss of 170 jobs, and the area began to be developed for housing a few years later.
If the residents have a hankering for ice cream though, they'll be put to hardly any trouble to get it. Nutgrove Shopping Centre is a five-minute walk away, on the other side of Nutgrove Avenue.
It's also handy for The Good Shepherd National School, which is across Whitehall Road, and beyond that - when you're at leisure - is the 18-hole Castle Golf Club.
Number 16 Ely Hall is a two-bedroom apartment on the third floor and has two balconies - one facing north and one south.
One balcony can be reached from both of the bedrooms to the left of the entrance hall. Both rooms have fitted wardrobes and one has an en-suite double shower.
To the right as you enter is the main bathroom, where there's a bath with an overhead shower, and beyond this is the main reception room - an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room.
There are floor to ceiling windows in the living area with doors to the south-facing balcony, and from there you can see as far as the Dublin mountains.
The floor area is 807 sq ft in all and the apartment comes with two parking spaces.
It will take about half an hour to walk over to Dundrum Luas stop, while the M50 is about a 10-minute drive away. Management fees are €2,079 a year.
The agent is Keane Thompson Property Consultants (01) 298 9384 and the asking price is €375,000.