Hammer it home: Live in this transformed blacksmith's workshop in Dublin 15

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Amy Mulvaney 21/01/2021
The Forge is right beside Clonsilla Train Station.

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LOCATED BETWEEN CLONSILLA Train Station and St Mary’s Church, The Forge is part of local history.

Dating back to 1901, the cottage was originally a blacksmith’s workshop. Over the past 50 years, the property has been updated and extended to create a charming, character-filled home. 

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It sits on a triangular-shaped plot of 0.2 acres, with mature shrubbery creating a sense of privacy. There’s lawn areas on all sides, while off street parking is provided to the front and rear.

Stepping inside, The Forge features an inviting, farmhouse-style interior. The living room benefits from a solid fuel stove, solid timber flooring and a large bay window, while a serving hatch opens through to the kitchen and dining room.  

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In here, tiled floors and wooden beams give a country-feel. A breakfast bar and archway separate the dining room from the kitchen, which is fitted with floor and eye level pine units. Sliding doors open from the dining area to the rear garden.

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At the other end of the hallway is a small study, which would make for an ideal home workspace or reading nook. A staircase leads from here to the attic, where two Velux windows allow for ample natural light and open the space to a variety of uses.

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There are three double bedrooms at The Forge, with fitted wardrobes and overhead shelving in the master bedroom. Each bedroom is in good shape, but could benefit from a touch of modernisation. 

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The main bathroom is spacious and features a standalone bath and part panelled timber walls, while there’s also a separate shower and utility room. 

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As well as being located a stone’s throw from the train station, there is a selection of schools, shops and restaurants within walking distance of The Forge. Blanchardstown Shopping Centre is a five minute drive away, while the M50 can easily be reached in less than 10 minutes.

The Forge, Churchview, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 is on the market for €545,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie.