On Raglan Lane on an autumn day, a mews home came to market

Number 24 Raglan Lane manages to be both roomy and cosy, with its warm timber floors and open, light-filled living areas

24 Raglan Lane, Ballsbridge, offers secure off-street parking for two cars at the front on a paved, east-facing driveway

There is something deliciously private about the mews homes that perch along the narrow backways and byways of Dublin 4. These are the hidden residences built in the rear gardens of the grand period homes that line the wide, tree-lined roads and avenues bisecting Ballsbridge in the city’s posh southside embassy belt.

For townies looking for an upmarket address set behind original, high, feature stone walls and screened from prying eyes, consider No 24 Raglan ...