Life’s a Beech in Holywell five-bed for €830,000

A family home in Goatstown in walk-in condition with views of the Dublin mountains

  • Address: 8 The Beeches, Holywell, Goatstown, Dublin, 14
  • Price: € 830,000
  • Agent: Lynam Auctioneers
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 The Sorohan-built, Holywell development in Goatstown has matured in style since it was completed in 2006. There are Dublin mountain views, a healthily grown landscape with trees and greenery of all kinds and quiet, winding roads between the houses.

The Beeches is a secluded enclave of 14 houses, given its name because of the yellow brick used in their building. 

The vendors moved in to number 8 The Beeches when it was first built in 2006, and the boom-time price for houses in the cul de sac was €1.2million-€1.3million. A need for more space means they are moving, though Holywell’s appeal means the family will be relocating within the development.

Semi-detached, number 8 is in walk-in condition and has a good-sized 172sq m (1,851sq ft) floor area with five bedrooms (two of them en-suite), family bathroom and a ground floor where a large sitting room leads through double doors to a rear kitchen/dining/family area. The rear, walled garden is south-facing and has a granite-slab patio, lawn, raised beds, nicely flourishing tree and plant life and a shed. Agent Lynam Auctioneers is seeking €830,000.

Deep creams and honey-coloured hardwood throughout give number 8 a mellow feel. The hardwood especially is a feature, on all of the ground floors, internal doors and their trims, in skirtings and in banisters.

The flow of living space begins in the sittingroom, where a box window makes for a nice niche and the open fireplace is gently carved sandstone, and moves on through to the dining area where floor to ceiling glass doors lead to the garden.

The kitchen/breakfast area is well fitted and has a large Velux window. There are no mean spaces in number 8 – even the hallway is decent sized.

Four of the bedrooms are off the main, first-floor landing. All have fitted wardrobes, the rear rooms have mountain and rooftop views and a large, front-facing bedroom is en-suite. A family bathroom has a bath with shower and, as with the en-suite facilities, Villeroy and Bosch fittings.

The main, attic-style bedroom is on the top, second floor and has a feature, Apex window as well as a large Velux. It also has a walk-in dressingroom, eaves storage and en-suite bathroom.