On the market...Three four-bed houses in Swords
A choice of three four-bed houses currently on the market in Swords.
A slice of the apple pie
The Applewood village development in Swords was built in the early 2000s, at the height of the boom, by Gerry Gannon - one of Anglo Irish Bank's 'Maple Ten' investors.
The village consists of a commercial main street with 10 estates around it, one of which is Sandford Wood.
Number 26 Sandford Wood is a brick-fronted semi-detached house. It has a good-sized garden of its own at the back, and it also overlooks a communal green area at the front.
On the ground floor is a lounge with a cast-iron fireplace, connected via double doors to the dining room. The kitchen has a tiled floor and a door to the garden, and appliances are included in the sale. There's also a utility room and guest toilet.
The main bathroom is upstairs along with four bedrooms, and the master bedroom has an ensuite shower.
Number 26 Sandford Wood is for sale for €315,000 with Flynn & Associates (01) 890 1141.
Take a family flight
For the people who live at Forest Boulevard in Swords, the problem of having only 10 minutes to get to the airport must never arise. Forest Boulevard is only four kilometres away - you can make the trip in seven or eight minutes and never miss a flight again.
Number 43 Forest Boulevard is a semi-detached family house, 1,313 sq ft in size. The outside spaces are paved - but that might be a benefit to people who travel a lot.
The living room has maple floors and a sandstone fireplace, and there's another reception room on the ground floor that's currently used as the fourth bedroom, with built-in wardrobes. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and the main bathroom.
There's a front driveway with a flower border, and at the back is a patio measuring roughly 210 sq ft and with a block-built shed. The agent is DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989 and the asking price is €295,000.
St Andrew's Park is in the evocatively-named townland of Outlands in Swords. Despite the name, it's a reasonably bustling place, with schools, shops and churches nearby.
Number 26 St Andrew's Park is a two-storey measuring some 1,227 sq ft, but as it's on a corner site there may be room to extend.
The main reception room on the ground floor is an open-plan, dual-aspect lounge/dining room with a bay window and fireplace. The galley kitchen opens into a breakfast area with sliding patio doors to the garden, and there's also a utility room and guest toilet.
The main bathroom and four bedrooms are upstairs, and the master has fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower.
Outside, the cobblelock driveway runs between two lawns at the front, while at the back is a good-sized garden with a patio and lawn.
It's for sale for €440,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Blanc (01) 890 0944.