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Dublin: 4°C Monday 19 April 2021

Explore this pretty-in-pink mansion minutes from Dublin - yours for €3.85m

Springmount also has a tennis court, a home gym and a renovated gate lodge.

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AN AERIAL VIEW of Springmount could lead you to believe that this sprawling home and the nine acres that come with it, is surely a protected period property that sits in the countryside, miles from any town or village.

The reality, however, is quite different. Springmount is just a few minutes drive from Shankill in south Co Dublin. A home with a humble beginning, in the 1820s, it was a cottage that gradually saw extensive additions over the years. 

Now this impressive six bedroom, five bathroom home is on the market for €3,850,000.

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The spacious hallway and its original features lead to the bright rooms that span the ground floor. Each with views of the surrounding garden, there are three receptions for ample choice when it comes to atmosphere while entertaining or relaxing.

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The kitchen is bespoke and hand painted and there’s no shortage of storage, either. A island leaves more room for prep, while the fully-tiled splash back makes for easy cleaning. A choice between a conventional cooker and an Aga leaves plenty of choice for the keen chef.

French doors leading out to the garden leave room for dining outdoors in the summer.

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The parquet floor and eye-catching orange walls in the dining room, highlight the original coving and dado rail. 

The ground floor of this home truly merges with the outdoors; once again double doors provide direct access to the garden. 

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Upstairs, the master bedroom comprises of a very generous space for two. Original ceiling coving adds to the charm and a bay window fills the room with natural light. Double doors open out to the balcony that commands views of the garden, meadow and sea, in the distance.

An arch that leads to a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, keeps the space open plan and airy. A dual aspect from this room, introduces more light.

The other bedrooms include a guest suite and an additional two bedrooms, within the main house.

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Surrounded by nine acres, the gardens, in close proximity to the house, have been tended to and include a water feature and box hedging. To the back of the main house, more hedging and considered, colourful plants define the area. The grounds also include an orchard with fruit trees.

Seeing as the ground floor rooms lead to the garden, a collection of terraces sit to the back of Springmount, perfect for outdoor meals and socialising.

There’s also an all-weather arena, a tennis court and the gravelled driveway that passes the gate lodge, to the main exit. 

The gate lodge, itself, is renovated and offers self-contained living quarters that would be perfect for guests.

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Off the courtyard, there’s a detached stable block and a secure roller door to a large garage that has space for many cars.

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With Shankill village less than ten minutes away, access to the N11 and M50, the city centre and airport are just short drives away – as is Shankill DART station and plenty of bus routes.

The village of Shankill, itself, has plenty of shops and sports amenities that promote sociability and community spirit.

This makes Springmount a luxurious family home with everything on its doorstep, striking just the right balance between country and city living.

Springmount, Ferndale Road, Rathmichael, Co Dublin is on the market for €3,850,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald via Daft.ie. 

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