With December now here, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that we’ll sit down and watch a Christmas movie over the coming weeks.
Whether it’s classics such as ‘Home Alone’, ‘The Holiday’ or even ‘Miracle at 34th Street’, the one thing many have in common is an iconic property.
If you could put one home on your Santa list this Christmas then Woodridge on the Ferndale Road in Rathmichael, Dublin 18, might just be it.
This architect-designed 6 bed property has everything you need to enjoy living here all year round from 513sqm of living space to a separate two bed apartment on its sprawling 0.65 acre estate.
The property, which was built in 2007, boasts a charming combination of a granite stone and brick facade, exuding timeless elegance.
As you approach, pillared vehicular gates open to reveal a spacious gravelled area, which can comfortably accommodate off street parking for a number of cars. The property is ensconced in lush greenery, with high hedging, trees, carefully curated landscaping and expansive lawns, providing the perfect balance of privacy and natural beauty.
A granite slabbed porch entrance opens to a very generous atrium hall with feature skylight and polished tiled floor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Off the hall there is an excellent living room with solid fuel stove and back boiler. To the other side of the hall there is a stunning sitting room with dual aspect box bay windows looking front and side, a cosy solid fuel burning stove set into the Limestone fireplace and smart panelling to the walls.
Double folding doors from the hall and sitting room lead through to the open plan kitchen, dining and family room. This area is a really lovely space and an ideal hub for a growing family. It is equipped with high end appliances, an imposing island with granite top. Double folding French doors open to the sunny south facing rear garden, seamlessly blending indoor comforts with outdoor living, allowing you to enjoy the serene views of the sunny rear garden which is perfect for al fresco dining.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry room and a plant room. Off the inner hall you step through to a well fitted bathroom. At the end of the hall there is an expansive self-contained guest suite ideal to accommodate visitor, or an au pair.
The first bedroom is a very spacious area of its own, with its own dressing room and an en-suite bathroom which has French doors opening out to reveal the rear garden. Bedroom two is located discreetly next to this and there is a very generous sitting/dining room, as well as a well fitted contemporary kitchen.
Ascending upstairs, you’ll arrive on the landing leading you to a magnificent suntrap roof terrace, offering panoramic views of the enchanting south-facing rear garden.
The master bedroom is a haven of opulence, complete with its own dressing room and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. There is also access from the master bedroom to the roof terrace.
There are three additional double bedrooms on this level, providing ample space for family and guests. One of these bedrooms boasts its own en-suite bathroom, while the other two share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
The enchanting garden surrounding the property is a testament to nature’s beauty. Spread over three-quarters of an acre, the southerly orientation ensures you’ll bask in the sun’s warmth throughout the day. A granite paved patio gracefully encircles the property, providing a perfect setting for outdoor dining and entertaining.
There is always strong demand to reside in this exclusive southside suburb which affords country-style living yet is within easy reach of both the N11 and the M50, the DART at Shankill, the LUAS at Cherrywood and bus connections at the N11. The Cherrywood Business Park is also within close proximity.
The local villages and towns of Dalkey, Killiney, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Enniskerry are all within a short drive while exceptional schools nearby include St Gerard’s, Rathmichael NS, Castle Park Dalkey, John Scottus on Ferndale Road and Nord Anglia International School to name a selection.
The area is also well served by a host of shops and recreational and sporting facilities including tennis, sailing and golf, including a number of local courses at Old Conna, Dun Laoghaire and Powerscourt which are all within a short drive.
There are also a number of shopping solutions within close proximity including Shankill, Bray, Dundrum shopping centre and Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt.
For recreation, directly to the side of the entrance to the property is a public right of way leading to the Dublin Way which ultimately connects to the Wicklow Way and further afield.
Truly a dream home, you can find out more about Woodridge at www.myhome.ie/4748251 or by contacting selling agent Rory Kirwan of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty Dalkey on 01 2851005.