Four on the market: Rooms with a view in the Garden County

The Old School House, Avoca

€745k REA Forkin (01) 286 5370

Set against the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains and stretching to 1.65 acres, the grounds outside this historic house include a low-volume stream flowing beneath a small bridge that links the garden with a paddock for horses or ponies.

Built in 1887, the former school house is now a 2,443 sq ft home, with a large foyer leading to a triple-aspect living room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

What was the school hall is now an open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge with a separate utility, boot room and guest WC. There’s one ensuite bedroom at ground level, with three more bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

3 Martello Terrace, Strand Road, Bray

€995k Lisney Sotheby’s Int. (01) 285 1005

Dating back to 1860, Martello Terrace is a row of eight three-storey houses next to the harbour in the seaside town of Bray.

Spanning 2,530 sq ft, No3 has two receptions and a kitchen on the ground floor.

On the first-floor return, there’s a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower room, but the highlight is the first-floor drawing room, leading out to a Regency-style balcony from where you can enjoy uninterrupted views stretching all along the esplanade, right up to Bray Head.

There are two bedrooms and a guest WC at this level, with three more bedrooms on the floor above.

Carpathia, Kilmolin, Enniskerry

€700k Sherry FitzGerald (01) 286 6630

Perched on Kilgarron Hill in Enniskerry, with 360-degree views of the Dublin Mountains, the Scalp, Dublin Bay, Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf Mountains, it’s easy to see why this detached bungalow is named after a mountain range in Eastern Europe.

Spread over 1,195 sq ft, Carpathia has a living room, kitchen/diner, four bedrooms and a bathroom, while outside, there’s a third of an acre of tiered gardens with a terrace at the top level outside a sunroom.

It’s a scenic, 15-minute walk to Enniskerry Village, from where you can catch the No44 bus via Dundrum to Dublin or the Dart shuttle bus to Bray.

Gentle House, Knockanree, Avoca

€750k DNG Somers (0402) 20066

Avondale Forest Park and The Meeting of the Waters in Avoca Valley are on the doorstep of this appropriately named dormer bungalow on just under an acre in a tranquil setting overlooking hills as far as the eye can see.

With a floor area of 2,990 sq ft, accommodation at Gentle House includes a kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, living room, bathroom and three bedrooms (one ensuite) on the ground floor.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms (two ensuite and one with a Jack-and-Jill style shower room) and an office. It’s a half-hour drive to Wicklow town and 90 minutes to Dublin City.

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