Fairways hit: a haven of cosy rooms away from it all

Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 01:00

SUTTON €1.35 MILLION:ARRIVING AT Fairways, a three- to five-bed home in Sutton, is disconcerting for several reasons.

Though the house is accessed by means of a driveway from the Carrickbrack Road, once on the estate, so to speak, it feels as though you are miles away from civilisation. Its one-acre garden is surrounded by mature trees, removing any threat of its three ponds, decking and stables/ garage area from being overlooked. In winter, when the trees have lost their leaves, Howth Head is visible at the rear.

The front door opens into a cosy hall, offering three doors, one of which leads to an inner hallway, which has another (count them) 10 potential exits, not counting the one you just came through.

But looks can be deceiving, and one quick circuit around the house clears up any fear of encountering David Bowie’s goblin king behind door number nine.

Where this house shines is in its living areas. A large reception room benefits from a generous bay window and leads on to an even larger dining room, and then to a sun room that opens out to a decked area.

A family room to the back is adjacent to the kitchen, with freestanding breakfast bar and solid oak cupboards, as well as a smaller dining area.

Still on the ground floor, three bedrooms are accessed by way of more mystery doors. The master bedroom includes a dressingroom and en suite with Jacuzzi bath.

A second bedroom also has an en suite; the third is directly opposite the main bathroom, which has a steamer. On this level there is also a utility room, office, guest WC, cloakroom and small linen closet – hence all the doors.

Upstairs is the attic including two rooms, currently in use as bedrooms, which would be well suited for use as playrooms for children.

That said, they won’t have far to look for a private room: Fairways, on sale through Sherry Fitzgerald at €1.35 million, is a haven of cosy rooms in which to watch TV, sit in front of the roaring fire (okay, gas) or just gaze at the leafy greenery outside.

Fairways, Carrickbrack Road, Sutton

Description: A three- to five-bed home in Sutton accessed by a driveway

Agent: Sherry Fitzgerald