Fore! of a kind: Homes for golf fanatics with their own putting greens

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Anna Shelswell White 16/06/2022
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From a terraced red brick in Dublin 6 to a detached mansion in Portmarnock.

IF WORKING FROM home is set to continue for you, no doubt you’ve invested in some home add-ons that might break-up a monotonous day. And if you’re a house hunter, added features like sports facilities or games rooms may be exactly what piques your interest.

Whether you have a budget of €400,000 or almost €3,000,000, we’ve found four family homes that have their own putting greens in the garden. So, there’ll be no excuse when it comes to improving your golf skills or enjoying a little break on a work day.

Blessington, Co Wicklow – €400,000

No 54 Burgage Manor sits in a quiet cul-de-sac that’s walking distance from Blessington village. A three-bed family home that spans 109 m², the whole property has undergone a remodel, so the interiors are modern and easy to work with. The sleek and modern kitchen, with plenty of storage and an island, is one of the stand out features – as is the putting green in the back garden. 

Upstairs, the landing and all of the bedrooms have been refreshed with new carpets. Two of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes while the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Wicklow offers a great connection to surrounding areas with Naas just 12 km away and Dublin city centre about 28 km.

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Clontarf, Dublin 3 – €1,650,000

No 20 Hollybrook Road is a gorgeous four-bed in leafy Clontarf that spans 268 m². This period property is in great shape inside and out with a BER of C3. The perfect blend of classic features and modern touches, the house begins with a dining room and drawing room that enjoys a large bay window. The dining room links, via a curved staircase, to the lower ground floor which is at garden level. Here, you’ll find a light-filled open plan extension where the kitchen, and more living and dining spaces are. There’s also a utility space just off the kitchen.

Originally with five bedrooms, two are currently a dressing room and a home office. Luxury touches include lighting controls as well as video and audio distribution throughout the house. Outside there’s a side entrance great for storing bikes and more unsightly items like bins while the garden lawn is home to the putting green.

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Portmarnock, Co Dublin – €1,700,000

The largest of of the lot, 12 Drumnigh Wood is a detached five-bed that spans a whopping 441 m². It sits on half an acre and its clever orientation means the rear and side gardens get great sunshine. Inside, the fixtures are top quality, evident from the hardwood floors and marble tiling throughout, along with the high energy rating of B2.

The commanding hallway leads to all of the social spaces, including a cinema room, living room and a dining room which can seat at least 12 people. The kitchen is bespoke and there’s a separate utility room, guest toilet and a sun room. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with the remaining two up a flight of stairs.  The garden includes a putting green as well as a BBQ area and more than one patio area.

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Rathmines, Dublin 6 – €2,650,000

A beautiful Victorian four-bed in south Dublin city, 55 Palmerston Road is a typical terraced period property that hasn’t lost its charm, even though it has been extended and renovated to bring it up to date. With a floor area of 300 m² the house has two interconnecting reception rooms to the front. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, three of which have en suite bathrooms. The attic has been converted providing an additional versatile space and comes complete with a washroom closet and substantial under eaves storage.

At the garden level is another less formal family room to the front and a bespoke kitchen/dining area to the back that leads to the back garden. The landscaped space is 53 foot long and includes a small putting green. In terms of location, Rathmines is a buzzing part of Dublin that has everything on its doorstep.

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