Cottage is set in stone
At 6a Glenalua Road, off Killiney Hill Road, is a tiny stone cottage, called Stone Cottage' which stands on a corner site.
As well as an exposed stone façade and a stone garden wall, the cottage also has exposed granite walls in the living room, presumably extracted from nearby Dalkey Quarry, which closed down in the early 20th century.
It's 463 sq ft in size. Steps lead up from the living room, which has a raised hearth into the fitted kitchen. There's also a shower room with a power shower, a main bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a study or very small second bedroom.
There's on-street parking at the front, and a paved garden. It's a little over 15 minutes' walk to Killiney DART station.
'Stone Cottage' is on the market with North's Property (01) 433 2222 and the asking price is €295,000.
As the name implies, there are views of the Dublin mountains from Mountain View Road, a cul-de-sac sloping uphill from Military Road in Killiney.
Number 3 Mountain View Road is a two-bedroom stone cottage, built in about 1900, though modernised almost beyond recognition since then.
It's a modestly-proportioned two-bedroom cottage of 893 sq ft, with an unusual layout within. The porch opens directly into a living room with an open fire. From here you reach an inner hall with a granite wall and apex roof lights running the whole length of it.
Off this hallway are the fitted kitchen, a dual-aspect dining room with shuttered sash windows, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and separate double shower.
It's a little over a kilometre from Killiney DART station. The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Dalkey (01) 275 1000 and the asking price is €399,000.
The Abberley development in Killiney includes street names such as The Aspens, The Larches, The Cedars and The Willows. Happily, they didn't cut down all the trees to build the houses, so the area lives up to its leafy promise.
Number 105 The Willows is an end-of-terrace bungalow of 710 sq ft including a converted attic. On the ground floor there's an open-plan kitchen/sitting room, which has an open fire and a sliding door to the garden, a bathroom and a bedroom overlooking the back garden.
Technically it's a one-bedroom house: another room in the converted attic is currently used as a bedroom, and even has an en-suite, but it doesn't comply with building regulations for that purpose.
Outside, the south-facing back garden has a patio surrounded by shrubs and flowerbeds and an ornamental tree, and there's a garden shed.
It's for sale for €310,000 with DNG Dun Laoghaire (01) 230 1616.