Casino Lodge, Hanlon’s Lane, Malahide €1.15m Sherry FitzGerald Malahide (01) 845 4500
alahide is a good spot for both aviation and railway enthusiasts. Casino Lodge, for instance, is about 15 minutes drive from Dublin airport, and is also around the corner from the 18th-century thatched house known as the Casino, which is now a Model Railway Museum.
Both gardens here are paved so maintenance is minimal for people leaving the country. The back garden has raised flower beds planted with lavender, and you reach it from sliding doors in the kitchen/diner at the back.
The ground floor also has a front sitting room and a bow-ended living room with length of the house. The first floor has three bedrooms (one en-suite) in an overall space of 1,968 sq ft.
All Paws, Knockbrack, Naul
€610k Halligan O’Connor (01) 691 1404
The owners of All Paws have run a kennel and cattery there for several years, so it could be a home and work opportunity, or simply offer enough space to a buyer who’s managed to acquire too many cats and dogs.
It’s on three acres with paddocks, various outbuildings, and a pleasant, tiered patio and garden.
The house itself dates from the 19th century and has original features including beamed ceilings and exposed stone. It’s principally one room deep and measures 1,130 sq ft. The ground floor has a living room to the right of the entrance and a kitchen/ dining room to the left, and there are three bedrooms upstairs.
The airport is about 15 minutes’ drive away.
61 Iveragh Road, Whitehall
€495k Move Home (01) 884 4690
Iveragh Road is part of Gaeltacht Park, a neighbourhood built in the 1920s and 30s in an endeavour to establish a colony of Irish speakers in Dublin. Dublin airport, which opened not long afterwards in 1940, is about ten minutes away by car.
Although it could do with some modernising now, No61 has been well looked-after and had its single-storey garage converted (and some of the neighbours have built above the garage as well). The garage is now the eat-in kitchen, which gives onto the paved and gravelled back garden.
The ground floor also has two reception rooms with sliding doors between, and the first floor has three bedrooms. The total floor area is 1,109 sq ft.
Somerville, Balheary, Swords
€750k Flynn & Associates (01) 890 1141
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Somerville dates from the late 19th century, although it’s marked on the older OS map.
At any rate, it will likely soon become very much part of the 21st, as its lands lie near the proposed Metrolink route to the airport and beyond.
It’s on 9.97 acres with a 250-metre tree-lined avenue and a farmyard with some lofted stone outbuildings. The house occupies 3.3 acres and there’s another 6.67-acre field.
Somerville itself has been unoccupied for years and needs a full restoration. It’s 2,303 sq ft and when finished, will have four bedrooms and three reception rooms plus a kitchen.