Sunny side up in Malahide for €850,000

Built in the mid-1990s, this spacious five-bed home in a small development has a lot going for it – it is close to the village and has a west-facing rear garden

Number three Knockdara is situated off Seamount Road, in a small development, one of 16 houses, within walking distance of Malahide village.

The five-bedroom detached house was built circa 1996 and is one of eight similar houses within the development.

The house opens into a roomy hall with a formal living room, painted Bordeaux red, to the right. A triptych of windows looks out to the front garden.

Originally the room had interconnecting doors linking it to the family room behind it but the owners closed this opening. The room is sizeable but feels less so because of its relatively low ceiling height.


Across the hall is the formal dining room, a space that would get more use as a children’s den.

To the rear is a large kitchen that looks original to the property. It has been repainted and has a small breakfast bar that separates it from the eating part of the room.

There is a utility room off the kitchen and a side door to take you out to a side passage, one of the two on either side of the property.

The kitchen has a laminate floor as does the family room, which is accessed via a set of doors.

More double doors, this time made of glass, takes you through to the conservatory, an octagonal room that has a perspex roof to keep some of the sunshine of the west-facing rear aspect out of squinting eyes.

The house is a good family size home measuring 209sq m (2,254sq ft). It is asking €850,000 through agents Property Team Noel Kelly.

The west-facing garden is well proportioned and feels quite private, thanks to its mature planting.

It has a mature Scots pine offering shade to part of it. There is also a suntrap decked area and a shed. The garden measures 14m (46ft) long by 13m (43ft) wide.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms although the owners currently use the large single room as a home office. There are four good size double bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms.

Out front there is off-street parking for several cars.