Gardens to make you weep at Willow’s in Foxrock

Flexible four-bedroom house with gardens front and back


Hidden away behind electronic gates, Willow’s End – one of the more modestly named houses in the Coppins, a stone’s throw from Foxrock village – has, first and foremost, an incredible garden.

A finalist in the 2006 Viking Irish Garden Award, the front garden has a rocky water feature and colourful shrubbery while, to the rear, the wonderfully secluded and mature garden has everything, from planted beds to a fountain, sculpted trees and a sunny aspect.

It even has a covered area for eating and barbecuing and, although there are houses behind, there is a great sense of privacy and escape.

Inside, the living areas are the mainstay of the property, which Sherry FitzGerald is selling for €995,000.

A very big front drawing room leads on to a bright dining room with views of the rear garden.

The kitchen is in front of the entrance hall, and has a large range of handmade wall and floor units. The floors are in pine and there is a door to the rear garden.

The sun room, beyond, functions as a TV room and features a pine ceiling and three Velux windows.

The house, which measures 194sq m (2,090sq ft), and is home to a couple, has four bedrooms although one of these, towards the back of the house, is set out as a lounge with French doors opening onto the back garden.

The main bedroom, with built-in wardrobes, has an en suite. The bathroom is fully tiled.

A small bedroom is to the rear and another, larger, bedroom is at the front of the house overlookng the front gardens.

The attic is the biggest surprise of the property, covering a large space with Velux windows and wooden floors. Upstairs there is also a shower room and study – which has potential to be converted into a fifth bedroom.

There is a wealth of space and potential at Willow’s End. The living areas offer great viewing points to the manicured gardens, while the four bedrooms will suit a family. The added extra of a spacious attic comes as a bonus.

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