Trading up: Kingsbury, Douglas €295,000

Irrespective of the balmy hot weather of the past week, you’d bake readily enough, in any weather, inside and outside, at this Kingsbury, Douglas village home.

Size: Size: 97 sq m (1,049 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 4 

Bedrooms: 3 


Trading up: Kingsbury, Douglas €295,000 

It’s got a compact sauna up on the top floor/master bedroom level, off the bathroom suite, while outside it has a hand-built clay pizza oven in pride of place in its decked, rear courtyard garden.

Trading up: Kingsbury, Douglas €295,000

Now, the sauna’s compact, so it will only accommodate a couple of close friends at best, under its sloping second floor roof, but the pizza oven outside is a real ‘call to arms’ for friends and family, who somehow will just ‘scent’ when you have the wood-fired beast all fired up and ready to roll out the dough (it was built by mason/specialist, Hendrik Lepel, a German native who lives near Kinsale, see

Trading up: Kingsbury, Douglas €295,000

In terms of dough, Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon, has the end terrace three-storey home on the market, guiding at €295,000, with toppings.

It has a ground floor kitchen, utility, guest WC and living/dining room, two first floor bedrooms (one’s en suite) plus main bathroom, and top floor master suite, with sauna as its ace up tops. 

Trading up: Kingsbury, Douglas €295,000

Location is between Douglas village and the Fingerpost, opposite Nakon Thai, while there’s serious sourdough pizza-making competition also nearby at Douglas’s village’s Palmento restaurant, with giant, domed wood-guzzling oven.

VERDICT: Smokin’


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