It's gardens galore in family home close to Phoenix Park

It’s only a kilometre from Hadleigh Court in Castleknock, Dublin 15, to the gates of Phoenix Park.

You could nearly manage without a garden of your own, being in such close proximity to 700 hectares of verdure and wildlife.

The owners of 7 Hadleigh Court weren’t taking any chances though. Blessed with a back garden facing full south, they’ve made it a welcoming outdoor room.

Nearest the house is a deck shaded by a pergola, with climbing roses almost obscuring its pillars. Next to this is a patio, out in the full sun, with a metal archway leading to a gravel path, flanked by a lawn, a water feature and a profusion of flowers.

You reach the garden from the open-plan space at the back of the house, where the breakfast room and kitchen have been knocked through to the dining room (now a living room).

Two sets of French doors give onto the garden from here, and there’s also a porthole window peeking out into the pergola from the breakfast area.

The living room also has double doors to a sitting room at the front, where there’s a marble fireplace and a coal-effect gas fire.

That makes three reception rooms to circulate around, heading in and out of the garden on sunny days.

For more secluded recreation there’s also a family room to the right of the entrance hall, currently in use as a formal dining room.

The first floor has four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower, and a main bathroom with a bath and electric shower. The total floor space is 1,485 sq ft.

The front garden is paved and gravelled for parking, and it’s about two minutes’ drive from here to Junction 6 of the M50.

No7 Hadleigh Court is for sale for €775,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Castleknock (01) 820 1800.

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