Tuesday 20 February 2018

Wild goose chase ends in Donabate

Malvern €645k

This six-bedroom dormer bungalow includes an apartment accessed from the hall.
This six-bedroom dormer bungalow includes an apartment accessed from the hall.
The open-plan kitchen and living room with doors to the garden.

The Broadmeadow Estuary in north Co Dublin is something of a birdwatcher's paradise. As well as providing a winter home to an internationally significant population of Brent geese, it's also a favourite spot for little grebes, redshanks, plovers, godwits and kingfishers, among many others.

Malvern is a large detached house in the townland of Kilcrea in Donabate, less than 400 metres from the shores of the estuary as the crow - or the Brent goose - flies.

It's a dormer bungalow, 3,200 sq ft in size, with six bedrooms and four reception rooms, not including a garage in the garden that's been converted to a bar.

Inside the house itself, the main reception room is a dual-aspect sitting and dining room with a wood-burning stove.

This room opens into the open-plan kitchen and living room or 'reading room', with exposed ceiling beams and double doors to the back garden.

There's also a wood-floored family room with a fireplace, and this leads into an office with a fitted desk and cupboards.

Off the kitchen there's a utility room, and also off the hallway there's one bedroom and a bathroom.

The rest of the ground floor is made up of an apartment, accessed from the hall but with its own entrance as well.

The apartment consists of a bedroom, a bathroom and a living room with a wood-burning stove.

The other three bedrooms are on the first floor, including the master suite which comes with a dressing room and a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and power shower.

In the garden there's a deck, lawns, a herb garden and shrubbery, as well as the bar in the garage where you can compare birdwatching notes with the neighbours.

Malvern is for sale for €645,000 with Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255.

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