Wild goose chase ends in Donabate
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.