Top let... Grand designs on the rental market - Sallymount Avenue
Rent: €3,200 per month
Ranelagh last year emerged as Dublin's hottest property market. Located close to town and on the Luas for easy access to the city at one end and Dundrum Town Centre in the other, Ranelagh is also located just far enough from town to be relaxed from its hectic bustle.
But it also has its own village atmosphere with plenty of restaurants, delicatessens and fine-food shops.
This furnished two/three-bed period house in Sallymount Avenue is now ready and waiting for its new tenant.
With its pretty exterior, it has a tiled pathway leading up to the granite steps at the front door but there is a second entrance, which leads directly to the kitchen. The hall branches into twin reception rooms, one of which is styled as a dining room, the other a lounge - both with fireplaces.
Original features such as flooring, sash windows, cornicing and coving have been retained.
On a downward return there is an office/study with floor-to-ceiling shelving. Large windows overlook the back garden and any writer might get inspiration (or distraction) as a result.
Converting it to a third bedroom is an option. There is a built-in larder further down with a glass-panelled door and a storage/utility and WC here also.
The kitchen has a gas range (which heats the radiators) plus a separate hob and oven. The flagstones are original, as is the wood-panelled ceiling and 'bell ringers' - for the staff, obviously.
Larger than it looks to the rear, there is also a den/sitting room with double doors leading to the garden, which is split-level, lowering halfway down to an al fresco eating area.
A built-in shed is a handy addition for bikes and tools.
Upstairs there is a bathroom with roll-top cast-iron bath (along with a separate shower) on the first landing.
Light is provided by an unusual triangular glass roof, allowing the upper floor to be lit naturally, not to mention allowing you yo look at the stars while bathing.
There are two bedrooms on the next landing, with storage space down one side of each. A full set of appliances is included and the property is wired for internet and cable.
Agent Jean Robinson believes that an executive or corporate let is most likely but given the dimensions of the property, the agency has also had families viewing.
Lease: Minimum 1 year
Enquiries: Dublin Property Rentals (01) 290 4444.