Four with room to roam

They are not easy to find in today’s market but some impressive family homes with substantial gardens can still be found in Dublin. Here we feature three on the southside and one on the northside


Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

Modern Dormer with grand entrance hall and four double bedrooms
Agent Savills

Four Seasons in Kinsealy, a sprawling dormer style house built in 1989, is set on 1.6 acres of vast lawn either side of the house.

It has just been reduced from €1.2 million to €990,000 through Savills and has four bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a grand entrance hall overlooked by a mezzanine landing area. Double doors lead through to a lounge and a kitchen/dining room which leads to a conservatory. Some of the fixtures and fittings in the house, including pink and blue carpets and a very traditional kitchen, might seem a little dated to some buyers but can easily be changed because the basics are all there and the rooms are spacious, with neutral colour schemes and recessed lighting. Also at this level are four double bedrooms. The main bedroom has an en suite and a dressing room and there’s also a large family bathroom and a utility room. Upstairs, the attic space hasn’t been converted. Outside there’s a large double garage. The front garden is substantial and laid in lawn with mature shrubs and trees. As well as outdoor lighting, there’s a pond with water lilies and generous parking.

The rear is laid in lawn with mature shrubs and trees and a patio area, as well as a Victorian-style glasshouse and flower beds. A private well services the kitchen and outside taps throughout the garden. There is also mains water to the house and septic tank drainage.