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Secret garden and secluded courtyards at this unique south Dublin mews residence

2 Kensington Lodge is a short drive from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

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TUCKED AWAY OFF Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, 2 Kensington Lodge offers more than meets the eye. 

The property is one of two mews homes which were custom-built in 2010, with another being added to the set at a later date. 

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No 2 boasts a highly private location thanks to a wall at the front, where a large door opens to one of two courtyards. The front courtyard makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, while the rear courtyard is the ideal space to dine outdoors. 

If two courtyards isn’t enough, there’s also a communal ‘secret garden’ with a gazebo, allotments, plants and shrubbery, and a year-round barbecue. Adding to the idyllic setting even more, a Christmas tree with lights is placed in the garden during the festive season.  

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Stepping inside, the hallway leads to the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area at the rear of the property. Light-coloured tiles and walls maximise the sense of space in here, while concertina glass doors fill the room with natural light and provide the opportunity to extend the living area out to to courtyard on sunny summer days. In contrast, the underfloor heating in here is sure to be appreciated during the colder months.  

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The U-shaped kitchen features a country-style design and ample storage space, while a picture window overlooks the front courtyard. Conveniently, the oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine are included in the sale.

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Moving upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms here. Both bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, while there is a walk-in shower in each bathroom. 

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One of the bedrooms comes complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and access to a balcony which overlooks the rear courtyard and communal gardens. The balcony spans the width of the first floor, making for an ideal spot to unwind in peace. Other features in the property include solar panels, built-in speakers and underground parking for two cars. 

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While No 2 feels as if it’s in its own private oasis, Dun Laoghaire Harbour is just a 10-minute drive away, with Killiney, Dalkey and Sandycove all within easy reach. 

The Mews, 2 Kensington Lodge, Dun Laoghaire, South Co Dublin is on the market for €595,000 through Janet Carroll via Daft.ie.

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