Secret spaces in this Ranelagh best cellar for €1.295m

Standard Edwardian terrace off Ranelagh main street with its own wine cellar

  • Address: 85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh, D6
  • Price: € 1,295,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Ashfield Road is a redbrick-lined street linking Ranelagh village with Beechwood Road. 

Number 85 is a mid-terrace Edwardian just a few doors up from established Italian eatery Antica Venezia. The three-storey property has been extended and is now a sizeable 180sq m/1,937sq ft, set out over three floors.

The house opens into a smart polished timber floor hall with 10ft high ceilings. The living room has a box bay window to the front which streams in easterly light and leaded glass panes in the casement windows.

There’s an open fireplace here with a fine marble surround and interconnecting  doors that lead through to a much smaller room. At about 10ft wide there is room here for a sofa and not much else.

The window to the rear has been replaced by glass panelled doors leading through to a study area, lit from above by sloped glazing. From here a set of steps lead down to the sizeable kitchen/dining/living space, a sizeable room spanning the width of the property.

Black granite countertops create a sizeable breakfast bar division between the kitchen and the living/dining area. The kitchen is secretly L-shaped with a utility area hived out to the rear and also accessible from the hall.

This room has another secret space, a below ground wine cellar, accessed via a hatch in the floor and home to up to 1,000 bottles of wine. It’s accessed via a spiral set of steps.  

Wine cellar: the secret space has room for 1,000 bottles
Wine cellar: the secret space has room for 1,000 bottles
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh
85 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh

Strips of mirror dotted through the sandstone-paved city garden create an illusion of great space, although there is ample room for a barbecue, dining table and loungers. The garden is west-facing and has pedestrian rear-access onto Beechwood Avenue Lower.

Upstairs on the return is the family bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. Both doubles, the room to the front has fine proportions. There is a large single, big enough to take a small double on the first floor return and the master bedroom is on the second floor. It is framed by a lovely dormer window, has plenty of closet space and a very charming en suite.

The property is seeking €1.295 million through agent Lisney. Earlier this year number 28 sold for €940,000. Also this year number 7, a three-bed of 149sq m at the green end of the street, sold for €1.1 million, according to the property price register. Parking is on street.