Spacious on the inside in Glasthule for €345,000

Two-bed end-of- terrace house with off-street parking and large rear garden

Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 00:00

Johnny and Mary Graves have two children, one of whom, Alex, was born upstairs in 23 Eden Villas, in Glasthule. Baby was eight days overdue and arrived in a hurry, with three paramedics on the scene.

With a third child on the way, the couple has now decided that it’s time to move on from the two-bedroom end-of- terrace house – on sale with O’Brien Swaine, with an asking price of €325,000 – and seek more living space elsewhere.

Number 23, at 68sq m (735sq ft), is small for their growing needs, but an open-plan living area and kitchen extension have made great use of what space is available downstairs. The rear garden – which measures 18m (60ft) across at its widest point – is an added bonus, with a raised deck, Barna shed and south-facing aspect.

The living room, accessed off a small hall, boasts original wooden floors, a double-glazed large window facing onto the front driveway (with space for one car, access for which is shared with the neighbouring house) and a Charnwood multi-fuel stove. There is built-in storage in the understairs space.

It’s currently in use solely as a livingroom, with shelving and a livingroom suite, but there’s plenty of space for potential owners to reconsider – it could easily serve as a living-cum-dining room.

The kitchen is fully fitted and tiled, with space for a four-seater table and access to – and views of – the rear garden.

It is upstairs that the house’s size becomes truly apparent; though the master bedroom is a reasonable-sized double, with fitted wardrobes and front windows, the second bedroom is a single or small double. The bathroom has a bath with electric shower, sink, WC and shelving.

Number 23 may be small, but it is smart – it feels a lot bigger than its square footage and the rear garden is an unexpected bonus.Well located close to the beach, public transport and several schools, it will suit those prioritising convenience over space.

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