A gift for golfers and gardeners in Dublin 18 for €1.85m

Four-bedroom bungalow with lavish gardens right beside Foxrock club


For house hunters with a penchant for golf, Auburn Lodge is ideally situated beside the entrance to Foxrock Golf Club, on the aptly named Golf Lane off Torquay road in Foxrock. The property is for sale through estate agent Savills with an asking price of €1.85 million.

Behind imposing granite walls and electric gates lies a 240.9sq m (2,593sq ft) bungalow set in .62 of an acre of mature gardens. The entire house has large windows which bring the seasonal colours in bloom right into the property. The facade is cut granite interspersed with climbing roses, wisteria and Virginia creepers.

Inside the front porch is the dining room – an unusual layout, but one that maximises the use of space in the property. On one side is a large drawingroom with narrow-plank pine flooring, a painted pine ceiling and exposed granite walls flanking the large windows. The views of the garden are wonderful and lend a tranquil air to the room.

On the other side of the diningroom, a new shaker-style kitchen in pale cream and green echoes the views from the breakfast room, which has wraparound glass windows and looks out onto a meandering brook that runs through the gardens. French doors open to an outdoor patio for al fresco dining.

An Aga keeps the room warm and the many Velux overhead windows make the Blue Pearl granite countertops glisten.

Off the kitchen is a spacious sunroom, with wooden beams overhead and full-height windows and doors opening onto a further patio.

The property has four bedrooms; the master is en-suite and has a dressing area. A family bathroom and WC complete the house.

What will really attract buyers to this property is the garden, which has been lovingly cared for, and features many towering Scots Pine trees, camelias, bamboo, and heather beds.

The reds of Acer Palmatum provide a striking contrast to the apple blossoms and giant hebes. A tiny bridge crosses the brook and leads to an elevated patio and a heated swimming pool.

Auburn Lodge is a garden-lover’s dream and the octagonal garden shed at the front gates will happily house a couple of sets of golf clubs, so new owners can just stroll next door and tee off.

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