A gardener’s world on Woodbine for €995k

Detached four-bedroom house has a 90ft back garden that catches the sun

  • Address: Alanderry, 6 Woodbine road, Blackrock, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 9,095,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Woodbine Road is a well-located address situated almost opposite the main entrance to UCD. It connects the N11 via Woodbine Park, where there are local shops, and Trimleston Park to Booterstown’s Rock Road.

Alanderry, number 6, is at the N11 end of the route and the four-bedroom detached property has the makings of a fine family home.

The house has large windows that wash it in light with a dual-aspect sitting room cum formal dining room to the right of its hall. Here, glass sliding doors lead out to a south-facing patio area.

On the other side of the hall is the eat-in kitchen, set to the rear of the house with a family room to the front, in what may have originally been the garage.

The kitchen leads out to an impressive back garden where there is scope to build as big an extension as you can afford.

Alanderry, 6 Woodbine Road, Blackrock
Alanderry, 6 Woodbine Road, Blackrock

The house has four bedrooms, set around a D-shaped landing but with only one family bathroom upstairs the house could do with an upgrade.

The next owner will also want to consider the storage heating, windows and insulation levels.

Relatively private

The garden, which is south-east facing, stretches to 28m /91 feet and is relatively private although you can see the apartments and townhouses at Cranford Court over the back wall. The width of the plot is impressive.

An aggrandisement of the kitchen, extending it out into the garden. Less than the 40sq m that requires planning would be ample to give you a decent utility, downstairs WC and shower room as well as allowing you to better enjoy the house’s best feature – its sunny aspect.

Closing off the family room to the front would give the kids a valuable space to call their own.

Alanderry, 6 Woodbine Road, Blackrock
Alanderry, 6 Woodbine Road, Blackrock

You could also, subject to planning and deep pockets, do a large bells and whistles double-storey extension to the rear, as many of the neighbours have already done.

The property is asking €995,000 through agents Lisney which has “Sale Agreed” number 12, a four-bedroom house of 178 sq metres / 1916sq ft that came to market asking €1.1 million. The agreed price is “ well in excess of that” says agent Ciarán Cassidy.