The green, green grass of home
These spacious Dublin properties have one thing in common – large, beautifully maintained gardens
Cullenagh is a sprawling five-bedroom house on an acre of gardens that look more like a mini-parkland than a private garden.
The setting is surrounded by greenery. A tiered lawn to the front includes a decked seating area that gets the morning sun and slopes down to a second field-sized stretch of lawn, shielded on all sides by high, dense border hedging that makes the place feel very private.
A garden this size is just crying out for a green-fingered new owner. Someone is going to have to spend a lot of time maintaining the grounds.
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The rear of the property is south-facing and French doors lead out to a set of granite stone steps that frame the first of the garden’s two ornamental ponds. This one has fish. A wraparound patio naturally leads you around to the front of the house.
Inside, the property is equally spacious. Measuring 316sq m (3,400sq ft), it is asking €975,000 through agents Savills.
The house opens into a double-height entrance hall. At the end of the hall, past an open fireplace, is the kitchen and family room. The oak kitchen has a small island and granite countertops, a Britannia cooker with four burners and teppanyaki plate, Siemens dishwasher and microwave oven.
The eat-in area is framed by the ornamental pond and has French doors leading outside, one of several sets that allow direct access out from most of the ground-floor rooms.
The lounge has panelled walls, a limestone-style open fire and recessed bookshelves as well as a formal diningroom, a raised area with another fireplace to the rear of the lounge.
To the left of the hall is the master bedroom, a sizeable room with plenty of fitted wardrobes.
Off it is the biggest en suite bathroom this writer has ever seen. It includes a sunken Jacuzzi bath, a double Trevi shower by Ideal Standard and French doors that open directly out to the property’s second ornamental pond, which is decorated with water lilies.
Off the kitchen is the family room, a space with a gas fire stove.
There are two more bedrooms downstairs. Both have small en suite Mira shower rooms.
Upstairs, there are two further double bedrooms, both built into the eaves. One has an en suite bathroom. A built-in study area occupies the landing where there is also a family bathroom.
The house has a D1 BER rating. There is off-street parking for numerous cars.