€2.4m for four-bed in Malahide


NUMBER 9 Abbotts Hill, Malahide, Co Dublin is different from the other houses in an enclave at the end of the old Golf Links Road because it is hidden down a lane behind security gates.

Although tucked away in this quiet development, the four-bedroom 260sq m (2,800sq ft) house is a short walk from the buzz of Malahide village. It is for sale by private treaty through Colliers Jackson-Stops, which is quoting €2.4 million.

Built only three years ago, the house still has a look of pristine newness. Formerly a showhouse, the quality of finish is impressive and a new owner would have nothing to do decor-wise.

Most of the downstairs and the main bedroom suite is wired for sound and the house has CCTV.

The grand hallway is overlooked by a mezzanine-style landing and a huge domed lightwell that floods the entire area with light. There are three reception rooms including a livingroom - an elegant space with high ceilings, a tall window, decorative coving and a well-executed stone fireplace.

Several steps lead up to a diningroom with wainscotting on the walls and rich cherry floors. Sliding doors lead to the kitchen area. Another set of double doors lead out to the landscaped sheltered rear garden. The garden is part lawn, with the rest set in cobblestone with high fencing and tall shrubs, ferns and trees which give a feeling of seclusion.

The kitchen/breakfastroom is a good size with smart cream country-style fitted cupboards and a brown polished granite worktop. A large island in the centre of the kitchen has a sink, lots of storage cupboards and a wine rack. A utility area off the kitchen has yet more fitted presses and is plumbed for appliances.

Also on the ground floor is a large study/library at the front of the house with plaid wallpaper and recessed lighting.

Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms off the mezzanine-style landing. The main bedroom is a fine size, with lots of dark wood and mirrors, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with Tuscan themed walls.

The second large double bedroom is also en suite and has fitted wardrobes. The other rooms are doubles with fitted wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom at this level with bath and heated towel rail.

There are entrances at either side of the house and a front garden with room for up to five cars.