Room to roam for €1.25m, near Malahide and Portmarnock

This pristine five-bedroom house has large gardens and plenty of privacy


Ashlea was built in 1989, and it’s reflected in the house’s exterior: red brick with mature creeping greenery and dark wooden doors and window frames.

Once inside, the five-bedroom home takes great advantage of the natural light coming through its large windows, and is bright and spacious throughout. The entrance hall opens on to two of the property’s three reception rooms and the main staircase.

Downstairs, a kitchen-cum-breakfast room has modern, fitted units and great views of the gardens outside, where a Shomera home office, barn, storage shed and glass house all share the space. There is also a breakfast bar and freestanding oven, as well as access to the family room.

The first floor is where the five bedrooms are to be found, one of which – the master bedroom – has an en suite. The main bathroom on the first floor is another aspect of Ashlea that reveals its age; there is the inevitable bidet, a mainstay of the 1980s in Ireland.

At 2,247sq ft (208 sq m), Ashlea – which is on sale through Lisney with an asking price of €1.25 million – is a roomy family home that has been excellently maintained.

Though it is in a rural setting – on 1.2 acres of mature gardens accessed via a sweeping driveway behind remote-controlled gates – the property is only minutes from Malahide and Portmarnock villages and Dublin airport.

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