A short stroll from the Forty Foot in Sandycove for €1.585m

Built in 1970s and renovated in early Noughties, it has sheltered patios at front and back

 

A detached three-bedroom bungalow a short walk from the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Co Dublin, will appeal to someone looking for privacy. Sheltered behind high stone walls and electronic timber gates, it stands about halfway down a cul-de-sac off Sandycove Avenue East that gets few passersby.

Built in the 1970s and renovated in the early Noughties, it is a good size at 185sq m (2,000sq ft) with sheltered patios at the front and back and lots of good storage. Nicely decorated in mostly neutral shades and with lots of recessed lighting, it is in walk-in condition.

Rushway, 1 Sandycove Lane East, is now for sale by private treaty through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.585 million. The front door of Rushway opens into a Travertine-tiled hall. Through double doors to the left is the large oak-floored open-plan livingroom/diningroom which has floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors on to the front patio.

This room opens into the kitchen/breakfastroom in the back of the house: the kitchen has polished granite countertops, a neat island unit and a six-ring Smeg gas stove. French doors open from here into the enclosed courtyard patio at the back. There is a good-sized utility room with a sink adjacent to the kitchen. This opens into a covered side passage floored with flagstones. At the end of the front hall is a study with a fitted Oakline work station looking onto the back patio.

The bedrooms are on the right side of the house: there are two smallish double bedrooms and a larger main bedroom, all with fitted wardrobes. The main bedroom has a fully tiled en-suite shower room and French doors opening on to the back patio. There is also a fully-tiled family bathroom. There is good storage in the attic, accessed by a Stira stair. A shed in the front garden used as workshop could also be an artist’s studio; two more very neat sheds are used to store garden equipment.

At the end of the covered side passageway, another cupboard houses a fridge and wine racks. There is a water feature and some planting in the front and back gardens, which are mostly in patio.

The cul-de-sac ends with steep steps down to the sea, looking over towards Bulloch Harbour. Sandycove Lane East is a short walk to shops in Sandycove and Glasthule and about a 15-minute walk to the Sandycove Dart.

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