HAVING A PRIVATE garden can be a total game-changer for those who are used to apartment living or are based in a townhouse that doesn’t offer much green space.
Having an area where the kids can play safely, where you can entertain or simply soak up some rays does the world of good – particularly in the age of working from home.
So, this week we’ve rounded up four nicely-sized properties around the country with huge gardens surrounding them.
Spanning a generous 251 m², Ashville is a five-bed dormer bungalow that’s ready to be moved into right away. It sits on a 1.4 acre site and offers plenty of parking, lawns, an adjacent block built garage, a greenhouse, a wood store and a dry shed. It’s approached by electric gates and the house is alarmed ensuring peace of mind for safe countryside living. For entertaining outdoors, there’s a large patio area.
This house sits just outside Portlaw, a small village that has a few amenities like shops, a Credit Union and pubs. The larger town of Carrick on Suir is about 13km away while Waterford city is under 20km.
Don’t let the name of this detached four-bed in Swords fool you, Coldwinters is a spacious yet cosy family home with a BER of B3. Located close to the M1 and part of a small enclave, the house has been renovated and extended in recent years. It has a big back garden and patio area that grabs the sun, as well as a detached garage, workshop and office.
Inside, you’re met with a welcoming hall that has double doors to the living room, which is currently being used as a bedroom. There’s a big open plan kitchen, living and dining space along with a separate utility. Upstairs sit three double bedrooms – the main has an en suite bathroom while the other two share the family bathroom.
This is a bright and spacious 381 m²de family home with landscaped gardens. Inside comprises a hallway, guest WC and cloakroom before you enter the standout open plan kitchen, living and dining space. There’s also a handily hidden utility room, a laundry room and a whopping five bedrooms. Three of them have en suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes. The luxury doesn’t stop here either – there’s a gym, cinema room, mezzanine office space and a plant room to add to the mix, too.
It’s a mere five-minute drive to Brittas Bay and a seven minute drive to lovely Wicklow town. But if you feel like leaving the car at home, a ten minute walk will bring you to the beaches of Magheramore and Magherabeg.
Sitting on half an acre in the Kerry countryside, not only does Swallows Cottage have a garden but also sea, mountain and rural views for miles. With four bedrooms inside and a spacious detached garage to the side, lack of space certainly isn’t an issue in this 234 m² family home. The kitchen is new and bright and the decor throughout the house is easy on the eye.
In terms of location, the property is adjacent to the newly opened Fenit-Tralee Greenway. Kilfenora is a short drive or cycle away, so restaurants, cafes, a playground, a bar and watersports all sit close by. Bustling Tralee is just a ten minute drive away.