Trading up: Maryborough Woods, Douglas, €340,000

There’s a clean, unfussed and pale interior theme going on at 25 Ryecroft, an end- terrace four-bed home for sale with Olivia O’Leary, of Thos J O’Driscoll auctioneers.

Size: 115sq m (1,240sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


It’s part of the hillside development Maryborough Woods, built by O’Brien and O’Flynn in the mid 2000s on the edge of Douglas village.

South-facing No 25 Ryecroft’s position is deep within the scheme, the end in a run of terraces of four, and faces a small green, with further green section along its side boundary wall.

Inside, it has 1,240 sq ft, including four bedrooms with one en suite, has a tiled hall floor, guest WC, double doors to a wood-floored sitting room with cast iron fireplace, family room with rear garde access, plus a 22’ by 10’ kitchen/dining room with maple units, and there is a utility room too.

Condition is excellent, says Ms O’Leary, and No 25 has off-street parking, front and back garden, green country side views and is within a walk of Douglas village.

These houses have a warm brick facade, and the expected market is better-off first-time buyers, traders-in, traders-down, and, well well, the full range.

VERDICT: A very popular edge-of Douglas scheme.


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