City garden delight on blooming Ranelagh strip for €1.15m

This 149sq m property is in mint condition and retains several original features

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Address: 14 Ashfield Road Ranelagh Dublin 6
Price: €1,150,000
Agent: Quillsen
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Sales and prices have been steadily rising on Ranelagh’s popular Ashfield Road since 2010. The most recent sales were No 7 – in mint condition – which sold for €1.1 million earlier this year, and more recently No 24 – a pre-1963 unit laid out as six flats and in need of a complete overhaul. It has just gone sale agreed on an asking price of €915,000.

Now No 14, a mid-terrace Victorian, has come on the market through Quillsen seeking €1.15 million.

The 149sq m (1,600sq ft) property is in mint condition. Though it is sparsely furnished, a few paintings and soft furnishings would quickly soften the interiors, which currently look a tad stark.

It has the usual layout of Victorian terraced houses with two interconnecting reception rooms at hall level and a kitchen and breakfast room opening out to the garden from the lower level.


Upstairs are three bedrooms, the principal extending the entire width of the property, and the family bathroom is spacious.

The property retains some lovely original features, including open fireplaces and original floorboards, which are now restored.

One of the selling points of the house, besides its desirable location close to Luas stops, the village and private schools, are the front and rear gardens. These were designed by award-winning landscaper Paul Doyle and are low-maintenance and feature agapanthus – now in full bloom, swathes of Clematis armandii, lollipop trees and a water feature that overlooks a built-in barbecue. There is access to the rear garden from the dining room through French windows, and a large patio door leads from the breakfast room.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables