Gardens of delight on an elevated site
Co Wicklow €530,000The gardens are one of the nicest features of Valendore, on Kilquade Road in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, a bungalow on an elevated site with mature sloping gardens.
The owners of Valendore are obviously very green-fingered. There's a lovely rockery to the front of the house and lawns to the side and rear, bordered by hedges, and some fine evergreen and deciduous trees.
The gardens are substantial, at .8 of an acre, and provide an ideal playground for young children. There's also a grass tennis court.
Sherry FitzGerald is asking €530,000 for the four-bed detached bungalow, which is spacious at 176 sqm (1,894 sq ft).
The house is quite classical in decor, with pelmetted curtains and a mahogany fireplace in one of the living rooms, and a traditional fitted kitchen. This will be heaven for some, but others might want to replace the timber-cladding in the family room and the dining room/ sunroom attached to the kitchen and install a more contemporary kitchen.
The reception rooms are a good size and include a livingroom, a well-equipped kitchen/ dining room with floor to ceiling windows, a utility room and guest toilet.
There's also an undercroft family room that could be used as an office.
There are four spacious double bedrooms. The main bedroom is a good size and quite formal in decor with an en suite. There's also a family bathroom.
Kilpedder is an attractive village on the N11 between Kilmacanogue and Newtownmountkennedy, just south of the Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve.
The main street of the village stretches about a kilometre, with a pub at either end of this street, and has a shop and a filling station.
The village is served by the 184 Dublin Bus route, which operates every half an hour Monday to Saturday. Bus Éireann route 133 also serves Kilpedder.
Valendore, Kilquade Road, Kilpedder, Wicklow
Description: Four-bedroom detached family home on 0.8 of an acre
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald