Gar­den glo­ries ga­lore

Mi­dle­ton’s Sacre Coeur is as good in­side as it is out­side, says Tommy Barker

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ATOP ad­dress, a top gar­den, and a very fine bun­ga­low home on its midst - lit­tle won­der that Mi­dle­ton es­tate agent James Col­bert says he has a gem on his hands with Sacre Coeur.

The at­trac­tive, mid 1900s bun­ga­low with a lot of flair and el­e­gance, would tick lots of boxes for many home­hunters east of Cork city. Add then to the house’s ob­vi­ous attractions things like the lo­ca­tion, on the Dark Road by Bail­ick and Castlered­mond, plus gar­dens of 0.4 of an acre which were de­signed by the late and highly re­garded land­scape artist Brian Cross, and it gets bumped up all the more in the de­sir­abil­ity stakes.

It’s close to the the lovely Castlered­mond House, which is cur­rently for sale for a multi-mil­lion euro sum (€3.65m), and with most of that value at­tached to its de­vel­op­ment lands.

Mr Col­bert guides Sacre Coeur at €495,000 and adds it’s within walk­ing dis­tance of Mi­dle­ton town and its Satur­day’s farm­ers’ mar­ket, “as well as hav­ing the beau­ti­ful Owe­nacurra es­tu­ary and wood­lands on your doorstep which make for some of the most stun­ning walks in the area.

“Sacre Coeur is a true gem in the crown when it comes to prop­er­ties in Mi­dle­ton,” he as­serts.

It gains pri­vacy from ma­ture bound­aries and grace­ful weep­ing trees, and the grounds in­clude pa­tios, rock­eries, rose beds, and more, and some of the more spec­i­men trees in­clude a Myr­tle Aluma and an Anise Magnolia.

Back at the house it­self, Sacre­coeurstretchesto­just over 1,600 sq ft, with glazed front porch en­trance, and there’s a side sun room ad­di­tion that’s warm all year around, say the own­ers.

Re­cent up­grades in­clude in­ter­nal doors to liv­ing ar­eas with beveled glass, let­ting ex­tra light flow through, and there are gleam­ing, solid tim­ber floors in the hall and liv­ing ar­eas: “the qual­ity of work­man­ship and care stands out from the minute you walk in,” adds Mr Col­bert.

Rooms in­clude at 16’ by 14’ liv­ing room with teak floor, sec­ond re­cep­tion with cherry wood floor and white marble fire­place, din­ing room over­look­ing a pa­tio, sun room and kitchen.

One of the four bed­rooms has an en suite and there’s scope in a sec­ond bed­room too for an en suite, and a Stira gives at­tic ac­cess.

Over­all con­di­tion is im­mac­u­late, and it has been freshly painted too in­side to show at its best, and to al­low the rooms com­pete with the charms of the ‘room out­side,’ the grounds.

VER­DICT: the owner’s both house and gar­den proud.

Castlered­mond Mi­dle­ton

€495,000

Size: 1,640 sq ft Bed­rooms: 4 BER: Pend­ing

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