Ranelagh home just right for school runs

Reburbished three-bedroom home has a number of schools on its doorstep

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Address: 34 Sandford Road Ranelagh Dublin 6
Price: €1,495,000
Agent: Lisney

For house hunters in search of a home in Dublin 6, the proximity of 34 Sandford Road in Ranelagh to schools will be a major selling point. Gonzaga, Sandford Park, Alexandra College and Muckross Park are all within walking distance from the mid-terrace Victorian property which extends to 192sq m.

Purchased by current owners in 2005, the two storey over garden property was completely renovated in 2006.

At garden level, the entrance through a nautical style hardwood door leads into a fine sized kitchen-cum-breakfast room. At the centre is a large Silestone island, flanked by high gloss units offering an abundance of storage. The streamlined kitchen has an Aga, with integrated Neff and Siemens appliances.

This leads into a family room with an open fireplace and direct access to the rear garden through French doors. Alongside runs a large utility with further access to the garden.


At hall level lie two elegant interconnecting reception rooms, both of which are used as drawing rooms. Each room has period fireplaces, one open and one gas, and solid walnut flooring.

The original windows have undergone restoration by Ventrolla, thereby eliminating draughts and traffic sounds from busy Sandford Road. Original shutters are intact, though some of the original coving over the fireplace is missing.

Upstairs are three double bedrooms albeit one small double, which sit alongside a spacious family bathroom.

The gardens are low maintenance and laid out with decking – some parts of which though, will need attention.  Raised beds filled with herbs and Acers, which in autumn fill the garden with crimson colours, lead to a Shomera at the end of the garden.

Currently used as a games room, it would make a great home office as it offers a quiet space from the house.

There is ample off-street parking for two cars to the front of the property, which is overlooked by a small greengage tree in addition to a bed laden with fennel, mint, thyme, lavender and rosemary.

Lisney is asking €1.495m for the property which is just a stone's throw from Ranelagh village.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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