Secure and dependable mooring in Booterstown is neat inside and out
'Anchor', 10 Hampton Park €1.265m
'Anchor' is the name of 10 Hampton Park in Booterstown, Co Dublin, but not, as you might expect, because it's the sort of house that will keep you comfortably and safely in one place.
It's named after the anchor in cricket - the top-order batsman who's capable of batting for a long time.
As you'll have guessed, the owners are cricket fans and they've certainly been dependable and long-lasting occupants of their own home. They bought it in 1991 and have lived there ever since, kept comfortably and safely in one place.
They've taken very good care of the house both inside and out. Even the garden is neat as a pin, with a brick patio and an enviably smooth lawn with stepping stones down to a wooden potting shed, all lined with shrubs and flowers.
You can wander into the garden from the sunroom at the rear of the house, which forms part of a long set of interconnected reception rooms.
It's open-plan to the living room, where there's a stone and wood fireplace.
And double doors in the living room open through to the bay-windowed dining room at the front of the house.
The sunroom also leads into the eat-in kitchen, which is dual-aspect with plenty of built-in high and low unit and has a utility room off.
And when you're looking for more seclusion, there's also a study at the front with another bay window.
Upstairs are four bedrooms (one with an en suite shower and a bidet), so the total main floor area is 1,895 sq ft.
The attic adds another 355 sq ft and there are two more rooms up there.
'Anchor' is in the St Helen's Wood development where there's a comparatively low management fee of €650 a year.
It's for sale for €1,265,000 with Janet Carroll (087) 400 2020.