Wednesday 13 November 2019

It’s ‘walkies’ for all in period terrace minutes from Sandymount Strand

15 Gilford Avenue in Sandymount
15 Gilford Avenue in Sandymount
No 15 Gilford Avenue in Sandymount

Gilford Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4, is so close to Sandymount Strand that it would be a shame not to have a dog. And the bigger the dog the better. The two-and-a-half-kilometre stride along the beach would be wasted on a shih tzu. Might as well go all out and get a Great Dane.

From the front gate of 15 Gilford Avenue, for instance, it’s only 100 metres to the coast, so Brutus will be tugging at the lead for only a short while before you can let him off.

Number 15 is among the houses facing north along the avenue, which means it has a south-facing back garden.

Although relatively small, the garden is lawned and fully enclosed and so perfectly safe and comfortable for your pooch.

It’s likely a new owner might open up a little more access to the garden from the house. You can get to it at present from a door in the kitchen, but there’s a dining room window just crying out to be turned into French doors.

The dining room has its original floorboards and a cast-iron fireplace, and is linked by double doors to the front sitting room, where there’s also a cast-iron fireplace and original wooden floors. Off the kitchen there’s a study or utility room with two windows and skylights.

The first of the three bedrooms is on the first-floor return and has its original cast-iron fireplace.

The family bathroom is also on the return, and there are two more bedrooms on the first floor proper — one with a fireplace.

Number 15’s attic has also been converted, and there’s one skylit room up there roughly 14ft square.

The floor area comes to 1,410 sq ft in total.

Parking is on the street and there’s said to be plenty of it. For the carless, Sandymount DART station is less than a kilometre away.

Number 15 is for sale for €850,000 with DNG Central (01) 679 4088.

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