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Outstanding light and space in Greystones family home

For designers and homemakers alike it is the holy grail of property. Seldom however, have light and space been combined to such imaginative effect as at Donard, an exceptionally large, bungalow set on half an acre at Manor Avenue in the leafy Burnaby area of Greystones, Co. Wicklow, which is new to the market at €1.2 million with selling agents Dooley Auctioneers.

Lovingly maintained throughout, current owners Adrian and Jacqueline Neville have enhanced the original property with a supremely well-executed conversion that has created a truly breathtaking living and lifestyle space at the heart of this beautifully presented family home.

Designed, built and finished in complete sympathy with the property’s original character, the result is an exceptionally large (over 750 sq ft) kitchen/dining/living area flooded with light streaming through an atrium style pitched glass roof, seamlessly integrated into the original structure.

A cosy lounge provides the perfect setting for a den or TV room, while a more formal drawing room is a great space for entertaining. Also on the ground floor are two well-fitted bathrooms, an additional wc and three tastefully decorated bedrooms, all with generous storage space. The first floor features substantial further living space, with three additional rooms suitable for a wide variety of purposes, from sleeping and storage to office work and study.

Outside, there are large gardens both to the front and rear of the property, well stocked with fine specimen plants and bordered at the back by an array of mature flowering trees that create a woodland world of peace, seclusion and privacy. It’s the perfect place to sip a morning coffee on the patio, enjoy an evening barbecue with friends on the deck, pick strawberries from the vegetable and fruit garden, or simply potter about tending to flowers on a warm summer’s day, while the children enjoy ample space to run around and play.

The property is provided with a host of features including a comprehensive range of high spec modern kitchen fittings and appliances, including a large island unit, gas hob and wood pellet burning stove. The property is fitted with Rationel timber framed windows at the front and extension, and white uPVC in the remainder of the house. Other points of note include gas-fired central heating, predominantly timber or tiled floors (drawing room and one room upstairs carpeted), extensive storage space throughout the house and tasteful décor with a soft pastel palette to emphasise the abundant natural light. The BER rating is D1.

Outside, privacy and seclusion are assured thanks to large, well-maintained front and rear gardens extending over the half-acre site. Outdoor features include a vegetable/fruit garden and apple trees, patios to front and back, and a deck area off kitchen/living area with retractable canopy that is ideal for barbecues. A notable feature of the back garden is a series mature trees, which create a peaceful woodland feel. There are also extensive lawns, flowering shrubs and planting areas containing many fine specimen plants and trees

Donard’s location is ideal for raising a young family, thanks to its quiet, safe position tucked away in the mature and leafy Burnaby area of Greystones. It’s just a short walk from a wide variety of sports and leisure facilities including the Shoreline Leisure Centre, rugby club, GAA, tennis and swimming pool, and close to the marina, sailing club, an excellent choice of schools and all the shops, cafés, restaurants and amenities of the town. Commuting to Dublin couldn’t be easier thanks to the close proximity of the N11 and Greystones DART station, while the Aircoach provides a direct link to Dublin airport.

For further information, contact Dooley Auctioneers. Tel: 01 20 10 300

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Release Date: 6th May 2015

Location, location, location… and that’s only half the story!

 No 19 Rocky Valley Crescent, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow is a stunning five-bedroom property, as handsome on the outside as it is brimming with character inside. Set in an exclusive development of just 33 detached properties, it’s presented in showroom condition and is on the market at €750,000 with selling agents Dooley Auctioneers.

According to Managing Director Gabriel Dooley, the house offers “a rare and affordable opportunity to live in a peaceful setting at the cusp of the Wicklow countryside within an easy commute of central Dublin. It’s a 10-minute drive to the DART stations of Bray and Greystones and only a few minutes from the N11. Its idyllic setting combined with proximity to the capital makes this a dream location for an exceptional family home.”

But location is only part of the story. More is revealed as soon as you open the door and take in the welcoming entrance hallway, generously proportioned rooms flooded with natural light, and a host of special features designed to meet the needs of modern family living.

The large, fully integrated kitchen boasts all the high-spec appliances you might expect in a property of this calibre, including an integrated espresso machine, dishwasher, combi microwave, hob and oven, and a separate utility room houses a washing machine, dryer, sink, worktop space and cupboards. Then there’s the smart home entertainment system, solid timber flooring, underfloor central heating, central vacuum system and dual rear aspect commanding outstanding views sweeping across to Little Sugarloaf Mountain. There’s a garage with electric doors, and a pressurised water system provides power showers in all four bathrooms and the family bathroom also contains a jacuzzi bath.

The house is arranged over three floors: downstairs, as well as the kitchen/diner and utility are a spacious living room, separate dining room currently used as a pool room, and downstairs wc. Upstairs are four good-sized bedrooms (two ensuite) with arched wooden doorways and a family bathroom, and the third floor features an impressive living area and bedroom with storage. Outside are two large west and southwest-facing rear gardens and a sunny patio area ideal for dining al fresco.

“In my opinion, this is a must-view property for anybody looking for a superb family home in an unbeatable location,” says Gabriel Dooley.

For further information, contact Dooley Auctioneers. Tel: 01 20 10 300

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Release Date: 10th April 2015


Key Killiney development site offers excellent potential at €800,000

A seemingly contradictory combination of high visibility and total seclusion offers excellent potential to a buyer with vision following the arrival on the market of a key development site in South County Dublin.

Selling agents Dooley Auctioneers are quoting €800,000 for the strategically positioned 0.6 acre (2430 square metres) linear development site at Beechwood Nurseries, Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

Previously operated as a horticultural garden nursery business, the site is located on the Graduate Roundabout, an important local road hub at the junction of Rochestown Avenue, Church Road and the main R118 to Dun Laoghaire. It’s a location that affords exceptional prominence and visibility, yet thanks to the presence of a characterful, three-metre high stone boundary wall, it is completely secluded from public view.

As a consequence of its former use, the site is mainly laid out as a shrub and plant nursery, with only a potting shed and a lean-to greenhouse currently in situ. According to selling agent Gabriel Dooley, the condition of the plot presents buyers with a blank canvas that, subject to planning permission, can accommodate a wide variety of uses.

“Thanks to the combination of privacy and accessibility in a much sought after residential suburb, there is obvious potential here for residential development, either as a single property standing on its own grounds, or an exclusive enclave development,” he says.

From its roundabout location, the site’s residential appeal is enhanced by rapid road access to the many shops, schools, services and amenities of Dun Laoghaire, Killiney, Cabinteely and other nearby areas of South Dublin.

“The site’s strategic location right on the roundabout also offers commercial potential, particularly for any business seeking a high visibility location with a large volume of passing traffic,” Gabriel Dooley adds.

There is currently restrictive access to the site from Ballinclea Road, with potential for additional access from Church Road, subject to planning permission.

For further information, contact Dooley Auctioneers. Tel: 01 20 10 300

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Release Date: 10th April 2015