Smartly turned out Turnberry Cottage in Sandycove for €675k

Bright two bed behind Albert Road with a smart finish

  • Address: Turnberry Cottage, 27A Lr Albert Road Sandycove, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 675,000
  • Agent: DNG
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The vendors of a small two-bed house on a lane off Albert Road in Sandycove, Co Dublin, bought Turnberry Cottage, 27A Albert Road Lower, at the tail end of the boom in 2007 for €655,000.

They spent over €100,000 refurbishing it  – and are now looking for €675,000 for their 83sq m (893sq ft) home through DNG. The owners are moving because they need more space.                  

The revamp is a very modern take on cottage style: the front door opens straight into an open-plan hall/kitchen/dining space floored with stone timber-effect tiles. There’s a turquoise glass splashback behind a kitchen counter and glass bricks in a whitewashed brick wall separating the entrance hall from the kitchen.

A glazed door leads from this space into a livingroom with a dark timber floor, beamed ceiling and fireplace set into a whitewashed brick chimneybreast. The back wall of sliding glazed doors opens into a landscape patio with high white walls, a water feature and bamboo plants in raised beds.

Turnberry Cottage, 27A Lower Albert Road, Sandycove, Co Dublin
Turnberry Cottage, 27A Lower Albert Road, Sandycove, Co Dublin

Brightly carpeted stairs lead from the dining area to a bright landing with two Velux windows in a vaulted ceiling. The main bedroom, a modest-sized double, has wall-to-wall sliderobes and a 14ft high tongue-and-groove ceiling. The second bedroom is a long room, also with fitted wardrobe. The mostly-tiled family bathroom has an oval bath and walk-in shower.                  

This unusual house was built many years ago in the back garden of 27 Albert Road, the 19thcentury end-of-terrace house in front. It has no space for parking – but comes with a large garage further down the lane, currently used for storage. (Parking isn’t allowed on the lane.)