Fresh-faced four-bed is comfortable and versatile
Tommy Barker reports
Set just a few hundred yards off the N25 and a five minute drive east from Midleton in East Cork is this modern, four-bed family home, on a half acre site, and freshly up for sale with a €435,000 asking price.
There’s close to a dozen one-off homes built now at this Carrigshane address near Castleredmond, and the joint selling agents of this two-storey, distinctly laid-out home, Mccarthy & Mcgrath, acting with Hegarty Properties, say the area is nice and quiet, and pleasantly residential while still amid farmland.
Set into a sloping site, there’s a partial basement level to the back of this essentially two-storey property, which is used for storage, and it has rooms on return levels too: the agents say it’s comfortable, versatile and spacious with generous proportions.
Once past a stone-faced front porch, internally, it has a deep central hall, with main, double aspect sitting room to the left, with lots of built-in shelving either side of a tall white marble open fireplace. Across the hall is a deep kitchen/dining room, again double aspect with utility to the back plus French doors to a patio/ barbecue area. Up on a return/half level there’s a TV room, with black fireplace and has access via French doors to the elevated back garden, while also on this level is a bedroom with walk-in robe and plumbing in place for a shower room en suite.
The first floor proper has two bedrooms, one en suite with walk-in wardrobe, the main family bathroom is here also, and overhead on another return is bedroom four.
Much of the joinery is in teak; there’s solid hardwood doors, oil central heating,and externally there’s parking in front on a pressed concrete drive, and to the back, a block-built shed. VERDICT: Fresh-faced inside and spacious, inside and out.