Dromard makes the most of south-westerly position

IT’S a little oasis, this end of Trabeg Lawn. The cul-de-sac running to the south of the lower, Douglas road has a small collection of detached and semi-detached houses dating from the 1960s. They are joined by a few new builds at the end of the cul-de-sac.

And it’s a quiet, calm location that’s minutes to Douglas and a brisk walking distance of the city.

Billy Casey of Casey and Kingston is selling Dromard, a four-bed detached with an unusual edge-on aspect to the road.

A walk around the property shows how the house makes the most of the south-westerly position and is placed wedge-wise in its rectangular site.

And it’s a decent one – the large turning point in asphalt covers a big space, as does the front garden. Then, there’s a double garage to the side and a triangular back garden that would be doubled if the boundary of Thuja palms at the rear were cut down.

But then, these tall, wide and actually, quite elegant trees provide privacy and shelter, and it’s really up to the taste and requirements of new owners as to whether they stay or go.

This side of the house is ripe for a big, kitchen extension.

As it stands, Dromard is your typical, Douglas four bed with a side entrance and an enclosed stairs to one side. The main living rooms run side by side to the front, with an eat-in kitchen at the back and a small guest bathroom under the stairs.

Overhead, the bedrooms run two-by two, with a small box room that could be sacrificed for access to any new two-storey addition. This is fine, bright house with extra high ceilings.

The €525,000 guide price reflects the new reality, but a few more bob spent would turn this into a real beauty.

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