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Dublin flat available to rent for £13k a month

The Galileo Penthouse at Number One Ballsbridge
The Galileo Penthouse at Number One Ballsbridge

By Amy Molloy

A four-bedroom apartment in south Dublin is up for rent for €15,000 (£13,370) per month - but has so far struggled to draw interest from prospective tenants.

The Galileo Penthouse in The Residences on Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, occupies the entire ninth floor with private lift and 2,400 sq ft of living space.

The first-time let was previously available for €19,000 (£16,935) a month but the rent was recently lowered due to a lack of interest.

Built by the Comer Group, the entire Number One Ballsbridge development consists of 88 high-end apartments which have set a new record for the highest rents in Dublin.

The Galileo Penthouse is the largest apartment in the complex. Rent for the smaller three-bed apartments costs €5,500 (£4,900) a month.

It is marketed as "by far the most prestigious and best rental accommodation ever offered to the Dublin market".

However, during a viewing of the Galileo, the estate agent said there are currently no offers for the property, which has been advertised for a number of months.

"The best thing about the property is definitely the private roof terrace," he added.

The property has undergone two redesigns and the estate agent said they are now considering increasing the living space and removing one of the bedrooms. He revealed the apartment has previously received inquiries from people working at corporate companies such as Coca Cola but nobody has yet committed to the one-year lease.

The Number One Ballsbridge complex is soon to include a destination spa and health club with feature infinity and thermal pool.

Other high-end apartments recently advertised on the market include a €20,000 (£17,827) penthouse in the prestigious Capital Dock in Dublin's south docklands.

Elsewhere in Ballsbridge, you can rent a five-bedroom, 4,500 sq ft Victorian house, unfurnished, for €15,000 a month.

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