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Live a city fairytale with this €1.35m Dublin bungalow in its own woodland

You’ll be just 25 minutes from Stephen’s Green.
Nov 15th 2018, 4:44 PM 43,285 24

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ENJOY THE PEACE and quiet of the countryside in the comfort of west Co Dublin in Blackwood, a newly renovated bungalow set in its own woodland.

Spanning 2,505 sq ft, Blackwood is a taste of a fairy tale in Castleknock. Over 1,000 trees surround the property, which sits on 0.6 acres, leading inhabitants to inevitably forget that they’re just a five minute drive from Castleknock village.

Having undergone a complete rebuild and renovation by its current owners, the modern exterior and interior of the property – set just 25 minutes from the city – contrast beautifully against the idyllic background. 

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Upon arriving at Blackwood, electric gates reveal the sweeping driveway.

Lavender, heather and rose bushes line the entryway, while ash, copper beech and hawthorn trees make the location something even Snow White would be jealous of.

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Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows throughout invite calm-inducing views, as well as easy access to outdoor dining during the warmer months. 

There is a huge emphasis on energy efficiency in this four-bedroom home. The property is insulated and clad in Siberian larch, while all windows are triple glazed.

The entrance hall is flooded with southerly light which pours in from skylights on the mezzanine, contrasting against the solid oak floors and vibrant orange walls.

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Getting cosy and comfortable in the living room is no issue as a Morso solid fuel stove with a back boiler heats five radiators and is connected to a 300 litre water tank.

An open plan dining room and kitchen is a mecca for foodies and hosts alike, with a large concrete-effect island and concealed storage space.

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Sliding glass doors lead to the patio and gardens while also providing views of the neighbouring Luttrellstown Castle.

A gazebo in the south-facing back garden is perfect for hot and cool evenings alike, with potential for further outdoor seating.

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The master bedroom mimics that of a countryside hotel, with oak floors and a large picture window welcoming panoramic views of the gardens.

Off the master, you’ll find an en-suite bathroom featuring matching hand basins, a walk-in shower and, you guessed it, views of the surrounding gardens. A dressing room provides storage space along two walls. 

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On the first floor lies a den/games room, with two aforementioned skylights filling the room with light. 

Three more bedrooms share solid beech floors, with picturesque views of nature from each. The second bedroom features an ensuite, while a shower room provides further privacy for guests.

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There’s no shortage of storage in this deceptively-large bungalow, with additional attic storage space, a utility room and a boot room – plus a detached garage offering further potential for expansion, subject to planning permission if required.

Two carports at the side of the property provide ease of parking.

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Privacy and practicality combine beautifully at Blackwood, located off Porterstown Road on Rugged Lane.

Castleknock Celtic grounds provide a backdrop to the ultra-modern home, with Castleknock College and Mount Sackville within a five minute drive. 

Blackwood, Rugged Lane, Porterstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15, West Co Dublin is on sale for €1,350,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald via Daft.ie.  

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