8 Dodder Avenue, Dodder Valley Park, Firhouse, Dublin 24
8 Dodder Avenue, Dodder Valley Park, Firhouse, Dublin 24
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A truly delightful home in a secure and verdant setting close to a fantastic range of schools, sports clubs and recreational facilities. Fully modernized to an exceptionally high standard throughout, with a long list of high quality fixtures and fittings included. This house is the larger size 3 bed semi in the estate. This extra floor area has been fully utilized by the current owners who have remodelled the kitchen to make the very best use of the extra space and the sunny southwest orientation of the back windows and garden.
Dodder Avenue is in the small Dodder Valley Park Estate of just 82 houses, situated between the Firhouse Road and the Dodder Linear Park, just past the Firhouse Shopping Centre and across the road from Firhouse Community School. It is completely surrounded by greenery while being securely protected by railings on every side, apart from the single entrance between impressive gateposts. As a result it is a very peaceful setting with happy bird-song and squirrels eating the food left out for them. There is a large green play area kitty-corner across the road from #8, where orange cones are used as goalposts. Tallaght Rugby Club have a playing pitch just over the railings. Behind this is a lovely peaceful walk, ideal for relaxation, walking a dog, or just sit in the energizing, ozone rich zone, to watch the fish as the river flows by.
The Dodder Greenway, a pedestrian and cycle route connecting Dublin City centre with Bohernabreena and The Dublin Mountains, runs along the far bank, having crossed over a bridge just down-river. A new running track and playing fields are currently under construction in the Dodder Riverside Park between here and The Salmon Leap weir, which is located to the rear of The Firhouse Inn. Just across from this beside the M50 bridge is the historic and charming Knocklyon Inn dating back to 1842. The Old Mill, located up-river beside the OldBawn bridge, is popular with sports fans. Across from this is a Centra and a local bakery. Shopping nearby in Firhouse Shopping Centre includes a vets and a Supervalu. There is a larger Supervalu just down the road in Knocklyon, a Lidl in Ballycullen or a Tesco in Rathfarnham.
Schools within easy walking distance include Scoil Carmel and Scoil Treasa National Schools, a brand new Educate Together National School and a brand new Gaelscoil National School. For secondary schools you have the aforementioned Firhouse Community College as well as direct bus routes to private schools at Terenure College and Wesley College. For 3rd level students, Tallaght IT, part TU Dublin, is very convenient. There is a great choice of small family run creches/montessori schools in the vicinity.
There is an abundance of recreation options nearby with local soccer, GAA, rugby and golf clubs. The scout hall is in the grounds of the Firhouse Community Centre which has a sports hall with basketball court, creche facilities and an upstairs sports bar. Nearby Ballycragh Park has a duck pond and another Community Centre.The national basketball arena and Tymon Park are close by. On top of this you have easy access to all the outdoor activities in The Dublin Mountains.
Now to get to this lovely home itself. It is immaculate throughout. At the heart of the home is a bright open-plan kitchen-dining room to rear which comes fully equipped with the full range of appliances including an American style fridge-freezer with water/ice dispenser, a gas hob with a 5th wok ring, eye-level double ovens, an integrated microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine (with a separate dryer in the shed). It also boasts plenty of press space including corner display cabinets, large saucepan drawers and a broom press. It is beautifully finished with solid oak counter tops, chequer-board wall tiling, Travertine floor tiles and walls painted with top quality Farrow and Ball paint. Double doors, with leaded glass panes, lead to a beautifully presented living room with an open fireplace and recessed bay-style window, also with Farrow and Ball paint. The hallway and guest WC are attractively floored with high quality walnut finished flooring.
Upstairs, the landing has its own window bringing in plenty of natural light. The fully-tiled bathroom is a bit larger than in most homes of this size, providing space for two showers, a high pressure shower (3 bar) in a corner cubicle with sliding glass doors, and an electric shower above the bathtub. All three bedrooms have spacious fitted wardrobes, some of which could be removed to make space for an ensuite if you wish. The master bedroom has a bay-style recessed window. The third bedroom is currently in use as a home office.
Triple-glazed French doors open from the kitchen/dining area to the sunny back garden with a manicured lawn, a paved barbecue area and specimen planting in raised flowerbeds, including a climbing rose and a flowering cherry. The calming water feature is also included.
To the front there is off-street parking for one car, with plenty of additional parking on-street. A covered side passage provide space for bikes, toys and/or fuel.
This property has been equipped with a wide range of smart controls including smart bulbs and sockets with Alexa connectivity, smart heating and hot water controls which can be operated from your mobile phone, smart electricity and gas meters and smart security options including external lighting. The high quality double-glazed windows were installed in the last few years. The front door has been recently upgraded to one with triple-locking and triple-glazed panels. A new high-efficeincy gas boiler was fitted in 2020. As a result of all these upgrades it now boasts an improved C2 BER rating.
- Secure family-friendly estate with just one entrance.
- Close to an excellent range of schools and sports clubs.
- Shopping nearby in Firhouse Rathfarnham Knocklyon and Ballycullen
- Surrounded by greenery and parklands.
- Sunny southwest facing back garden
- Fully equipped kitchen - all appliances included.
- Open-plan kitchen/dining room.
- Smart bulbs and sockets with Alexa connectivity.
- Smart controls for heating and plumbing.
- Modern house beautifully presented in turnkey condition.
Entrance Hall - 4.74m (15'7") x 1.76m (5'9")
High quality walnut finished flooring. High security front door flanked by triple-glazed frosted panels. Recessed lighting. Phone point. Fitted under-stairs storage. Door to guest WC.
Living Room - 5.22m (17'2") x 3.4m (11'2")
Fireplace with black stone hearth cleanly contrasting with a white mantlepiece and brass trimmings. High quality carpet. Coving and centre rose fitted with a modern three bulb light fitting. Bay-style recessed window to front fitted with blinds. Farrow and Ball paintwork. TV / Broadband point. Virgin Media connection point.
Kitchen/Dining Room - 5.71m (18'9") x 5.34m (17'6")
Open-plan kitchen/dining room with triple-glazed French doors opening to the back garden. Door to side passage. Remodelled and fully fitted cream kitchen with solid oak counter-tops. This comes equipped with the full range of appliances including an American style fridge-freezer with ice dispenser, a 5 ring gas hob with large centre wok ring, Bosch eye-level double-oven, integrated microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, all of which are included in the sale. Large self-closing cutlery drawer and saucepan drawers . Corner display cabinets. Larder unit. Integrated over sink lighting. Turkish Travatine floor tiles. Chequerboard tiled splashback. Farrow and Ball paintwork. Recessed lighting. TV point. Wall lights in dining area. Glass panelled double doors to living room.
Guest WC - 1.62m (5'4") x 0.8m (2'7")
WC. WHB. Frosted glass window. Extractor fan. Towel ring. High quality walnut finished flooring.
Landing - 3.38m (11'1") x 1.88m (6'2")
Lovely bright landing with window. Carpeted stairs and landing. Recessed lighting. Folding attic stairs to a well-insulated and part-floored attic. Hot press.
Master bedroom - 4.68m (15'4") x 3.4m (11'2")
Double fitted wardrobes, one of which could be removed to make space for a small ensuite. Carpet. Blackout blinds. TV point. Phone point.
Bedroom 2 - 3.65m (12'0") x 3.4m (11'2")
The pink room. Back bedroom with large fitted wardrobes and dressing table. Carpet. New blackout blinds. TV point. (Curtains not included).
Bedroom 3 - 2.5m (8'2") x 2.35m (7'9")
Currently in use as a home office. Fitted wardrobe. Carpet. Curtains and blinds.
Bathroom - 2.2m (7'3") x 2.2m (7'3")
Fully tiled bathroom with both a bathtub (electric shower, glass shower screen) and a stand-alone shower cubicle with a 3-bar pumped shower and high-flow shower head. Frosted window. Extractor fan. WC. WHB with cabinet under. Lit vanity mirror. Recessed lighting.
Outside - 8.5m (27'11") x 6.66m (21'10")
To the front is a neatly trimmed lawn, cobble-lock driveway with off-street parking and some specimen planting.
A side gate leads to the covered side passage idea as storage for bikes and fuel.
The sunny, southwest facing, back garden has a paved barbecue area, a manicured lawn, a Barna shed (3.0m x 2.5m) with window and power, garden lights, a calming water feature, a raised flower bed with uncut granite edging and specimen planting including a climbing rose and a flower cherry which is a favourite spot for the visiting squirrels. This verdant setting is filled with bird-song.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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