48 The Forum, Ballymoss Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18
48 The Forum is an extremely attractive two-bedroom apartment located…
Unit 1, 3 Sandyford Village, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 VY10, Ireland
Cruagh Lodge, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
Keane Thompson is delighted to present this truly wonderful, detached bungalow positioned on an elevated site of c.2.7 acres and enjoying breathtaking and uninterrupted views over Dublin Bay and city. Cruagh Lodge is a 4-bed, 3 reception rooms, 2-bath which has been extended over the years and spans to c. 239 sq.m. The location of this home really cannot be understated, whilst positioned in an idyllic rural setting this property is just minutes to many amenities required for modern day living within the nearby suburban areas of Knocklyon, Carrickmines, Rathfarnham and Dundrum all within a short distance away. You really can get the best of both worlds here.
Views from this property are far reaching. On clear days the Mourne Mountains on the left and Snowdonia and the Welsh mountains to the right, are clearly visible. The twinkling of the city lights by night is impressive all year round.
This welcoming home has been beautifully presented by its current owner and boasts space, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light throughout, creating a home which blends effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. There is constant interaction between the interior and the exterior due to the numerous picturesque windows surrounding the property. As you arrive at the property you are greeted by a long and sweeping driveway with Cruagh Lodge proudly perched on top. Mature trees and landscaped gardens wrap around the house with a raised patio to the front affording the property with a sunny orientation that is entirely private. The remainder of the property is set in a rolling paddock with equestrian potential and private access directly into Cruagh Wood.
Upon entering, accommodation comprises of a large and inviting lobby / family area with playroom / snug. To the right there is a large and spacious kitchen / dining room which is fully fitted with high quality kitchen units, redbrick fireplace with wood burning stove, centre island and ample granite worktop space. Sliding doors provide access to a raised terrace, perfect for al Fresco dining on those long summer evenings. To the rear you will find three spacious double bedrooms and a family bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath and separate shower. To the front of the house is another double bedroom boasting picturesque views, used by the owners as a guest room, with ensuite shower room off. The real jewel in the crown is the stunning living and entertaining room, with white wood panel pitched ceiling, exposed wooden beams, an open fire with exposed brick surround, wall-to-wall sliding windows and a patio door leading to steps directly onto the garden. The elevation of this room allows uninterrupted views of the city lights by night, a favourite of visitors to Cruagh Lodge. It certainly adds a real wow factor. To compliment the room further there is a mezzanine level above, providing a spacious office and exercise space, ideal for hybrid working. Storage space is in abundance inside the home, with an extra-large utility and boot room, extra tall built in wardrobes and cupboards, a shelved panty, attic space and a large linen cupboard.
This is a unique and special home which enjoys complete privacy and spectacular views. The potential this property proposes is endless and for those dreaming of a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city living yet still being within proximity to amenities, this is the home for you. Create a new life off grid, grow your own vegetables, keep animals or even to use for equestrian purposes, this home has it all.
Located on Cruagh Road, beside Cruagh Wood Car Park this is a truly enviable setting nestling in the slopes of the Dublin mountains which combines excellent proximity to all amenities, tranquil surroundings and stunning views. It is located just 8 minutes from the Knocklyon exit on the M50, making it easier than most suburbs to get around. Just 8km from Rathfarnham Village and 9km to Dundrum Town Centre both with an excellent choice of amenities. Some major supermarkets are a little closer by with Lidl Ballycullen and Tesco White Pines, both just an 8 minute drive, while the newly refurbished Supervalu in Knocklyon is just 10 minutes by car.
Some of Dublin’s finest schools also find themselves within a commutable distance with Edmondstown National School just 4.4km away, St. Patricks National School in Glencullen is just a 10-minute drive, Wesley College, St. Columba’s, Santa Maria, Colaiste Eanna, St Colmcilles, Rockbrook Park School, Educate Together Firhouse and Whitechurch National School all within easy access. For UCD there is a regular bus service from nearby Woodstown.
The quality of life on offer here is one of dreams. When looking for recreational amenities, one has to look no further than the surrounding area to find fantastic equestrian centres, hockey clubs, golf courses, GAA, biking clubs, hill walking and running clubs, rugby and soccer clubs.
Some hidden gems for coffee lovers are the delightful little known cafés nearby, Timbertrove Country Store & Café, The Armoury Café in Glencree, The Hazel House Farm café and coffee trucks at both Cruagh Wood and The Hell Fire Club at weekends.
The delightful Merry Ploughboy gastro pub is a 5 minute drive and the famous Johnnie Foxes is less than 10 minutes away.
The Dublin Mountains Way is on the doorstep which includes 41km of well-marked trials, and the native woodland of Massy’s estate can be accessed within a 3 minute walk from Cruagh Lodge, via the southern boundary at Cruagh bridge along the river. Tibradden Wood and ZipIt adventures are also within walking distance. The Hell Fire Club, Glencree, Pine Forest Art Centre and Rathfarnham Equestrian Centre are a short drive away. The beautiful open spaces and leisure facilities at Marla y Park is only a 7-minute drive.
For business parks, access is stress free by taking regional roads to Cherrywood, Carrickmines, Sandyford and City West.
Accommodation 239 sq.m (2,572.57 sq.ft)
Please refer to floor plans for room dimensions
Hallway / Family room
Light filled area with wall to wall and velux windows, exposed brick, exceptional views, laminate flooring with a fabulous reading area overlooking the gardens and countryside.
Playroom / Snug
Situated just off the family area with exposed brick and laminate flooring.
Living and entertainment room
Large living room with carpet floor, sliding picture windows enjoying the captivating views over the countryside and city. White wood panel pitched ceiling, with exposed wooden beams, pendant lights, open brick fireplace with polished granite hearth, heating thermostat, and spiral stairs to;
Currently in use as an office and an exercise area, open fireplace with exposed brick surround, recessed lighting.
Kitchen area has tile flooring, with the dining area having wood. An excellent range of quality fitted shaker style units, incorporating granite work top areas with tiling surround, stanley wood burning stove with redbrick fireplace, pull out larder unit, integrated fridge/freezer, double oven, ceramic 4 ring induction hob, stainless steel extractor and integrated dishwasher. Generous breakfast island with granite surface, feature pitched ceiling. Halfmoon window over sliding patio doors lead onto new patio area.
Utility and Boot Room
Extensive range of fitted units with sink, draining board, counter top, stone resin flooring, plumbed for washing machine, condenser dryer, door leading to rear garden.
Fully shelved area, radiator
Fully shelved, engineered oak wood flooring
Dramatic views from this double bedroom with dual aspect, built-in wardrobes and shelving, stone resin flooring.
Contemporary white suite incorporating power shower, wash hand basin with vanity unit, illuminated mirror wall mounted cabinet and WC, fully tiled walls and floor.
Carpet floor, double bedroom, velux window with built-in wardrobes.
Vaulted ceiling, velux window, carpet floor, double bedroom, wash hand basin and vanity unit with illuminated mirror, built-in wardrobes.
Vaulted ceiling, carpet floor, double bedroom, wash hand basin and vanity unit with illuminated mirror, dual aspect with corner window, views over the city and Dublin bay.
Stone resin flooring, velux window, glass exterior door to a private garden area.
White suite incorporating jacuzzi corner bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin, with illuminated mirror, WC and Mira Elite power shower. Vaulted high ceiling, tiled to standard wall height, with tiled floor.
Accessed via pull down ladder, insulated in 2021 with spray foam, potential for conversion subject to planning.
Driveway sweeping up approximately 100m, cattle grid, with horse paddock fencing on both sides, gate providing access to paddock.
Steel detached garage (7.3m x 4.87m) with concrete floor, roll door, security alarm, electricity, workshop bench, possibility to convert to stables / tack room.
Across from the garage is a woodland walkway leading to the paddock or the rear of the property where there is a blend of mature and newly planted shrubs, plants and trees. Steps lead to another section of garden and a side gate to access the paddock and access into Cruagh Wood. To the rear there is a tranquil wild garden area with a rustic wooden bench allowing time out and appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding this home. A variety of birds including great spotted woodpeckers and jays are regularly seen, along with frequent visits from some deer and a family of foraging red squirrels.
There is parking for several cars, a Zappi EV charger, steel garden shed, wooden shed and an outdoor tap. The newly built 60m2 patio of Egyptian golden stone has a south-west orientation allowing sunshine from afternoon through the evening, ideal for al fresco dining with stunning views any time of the day.
Stunning views of over Dublin city and beyond
Tranquil and idyllic rural location yet just minutes from many amenities
8-minute drive to M50 at Knocklyon
High speed internet (up to 200 Mbps) installed ‘Starlink’
Direct access to Cruagh Wood from the property
Access to the southern side of Massy’s estate is 2/3-minute walk away
Detached bungalow positioned on c.2.7 acres
Newly built 60 sq.m terraced patio
Energy rating C1
Brand new energy efficient oil boiler and tank
Attic and roof fully insulated with spray foam
High ceilings throughout
Excellent local gastro pubs within easy reach, Merry Ploughboy & Johnnie Foxes.
Only 7 -10 min drive to a choice of 3 supermarkets
Access to Sandyford Business Park, Carrickmines, City West and Cherrywood within 20 minutes via regional roads
Zappi EV charger
Detached garage/workshop plus two storage sheds.
Private well and septic tank
BER – C1
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