Family home close to Phoenix Park and Dublin city centre

Family home close to Phoenix Park and Dublin city centre

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A 1930's redbrick house, warm and comfortable and set back from the road. The back garden is large (for city centre), completely child friendly and sunny all day. We have swings and a slide; a patio area with raised beds planted with herbs, a large grass area for playing football, and a covered deck at the end of the garden which gets the evening sun; ideal for lazy evening meals.

Inside the house there is a porch for coats and muddy boots; a hall leading to downstairs WC / shower room; a drawing room and playroom; and a large eat-in kitchen/dining room. Off the kitchen there is a utility room and storage room for garden equipment and bikes. There is also a large downstairs bedroom overlooking the garden, which can be used as a playroom. At the moment, it has a single bed and a sofa which converts to a double futon.

Upstairs we have three bedrooms; a double; a single (which is also used as a study); and one with two bunks and a single bed; and a large family bathroom. The house can sleep 8 (or 9 if one is a child).

We love cooking and baking, so the kitchen is kitted out with pretty much everything you could need and ideal for entertaining.

The house is set back from the road; the front garden has parking for two cars.

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More about us

  1. WE NOW HAVE PLANS FOR 2008. SEEKING EXCHANGE IN VIETNAM FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS IN SUMMER 2009. PREFERABLY IN SAIGON / HO CHI MINH CITY.

    We are Seamus and Anna (MD of a transport company and a management consultant)and we have three children; a boy aged 6.5; a girl of 5 and a baby boy who will be one in June.

    We used to live in Saigon and we look forward to returning in 2009 with our family.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We live very close to the city centre, and the Phoenix Park. The houses on the road are redbrick or Tudor-style. We are within walking distance from the city centre (about 20 minutes walk to O Connell Street, 35 minutes walk to Grafton Street) and there are also several busroute options to the city centre, and the Luas (tram) is down the road.

There is a shopping centre 5 minutes walk away, with pharmacy, butcher, post office, supermarket, hardware, cafe etc. We are 5 minutes walk to the Phoenix Park, the largest walled park in Europe, which also houses the Zoo. We are 20 minutes drive from Dublin airport, 5 minutes drive from Heuston train station, and 10-15 (depending on traffic!) minutes drive from the M50, making it an ideal base for exploring Ireland.

The area is very settled, with a mix of young families and older people who have lived here a long time. For such a central area, there is a lot of space and greenery.

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