A magical period residence steeped in beguiling history

Wrapped in lush, leafy gardens, Woodford in Booterstown is an impressive family home full of bucolic comforts

For sale by private treaty, guiding €3.45 million, Woodford is a magical residence on half an acre of flourishing gardens

“Rus in urbe”, the Latin term that describes an illusion of countryside created by a building or garden within a city, is perhaps a wholly fitting description of Woodford in south Co Dublin.

Home to accomplished singer and harpist Claire Roche, the magical residence sits on half an acre of flourishing gardens at the end of Booterstown Park, a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac off Booterstown Avenue at the heart of this affluent coastal suburb.

“Woodford was ...