Tommy Barker inspects a big, highly flexible, modern home with five bedrooms and five day rooms which could accommodate quite a large family.
THERE’S a fistful of fives, at this dormer home named Bluebells, high above Cork’s Glounthaune, at Windsor Hill.
The 2,890 sq ft family home has five bedrooms, five day or reception rooms, and carries a price guide of €550,000, via agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills.
And, dropping down the digits, it has three bathrooms, three solid fuel stoves, no less, and scores a decent B3 BER, excellent for a place that’s now a few decades old.
It got that rating thanks to recent upgrades, such as improved insulation in the walls, a new energy-efficient oil condenser boiler, and, also on the eco-cred front, the property, which is 12km from the city centre, has an electric charging point for cars.
The selling agent describes Bluebells as expansive and in excellent order, and adds that the location, just north east and uphill of Glounthaune village is ever-popular.
Windsor Hill has been home to detached one-offs for decades, at least since the 1970s, and Bluebells is reached up a private drive with beech hedging, and to its rear has a south-facing deck, as well as a storage shed, all on mature grounds of c 0.8 of an acre.
It’s notable for the variety of rooms, too.
At ground is a bedroom number 5, next to a bathroom, with four more bedrooms overhead, one of which is en-suite, and so the layout is adaptable and accessible for occupants of all ages.
Also on the ground floor is a lounge to the front with fireplace with stove, across the hall is a family room, again with a stove, and this room links back to the kitchen, with painted solid timber units, and island lots of granite worktops.
To one side of the kitchen is a dining room, in a sun-room gable add-on, and at the back are a study/home office, plus a playroom.
Both the playroom and the family room have solid fuel stoves and each too has access to the gardens/patios.
Many of the rooms have solid wood floors, while the hall has a pale tiled floor, and overall condition is excellent, says Savills’ Michael O’Donovan.
VERDICT: Space to roam.
Size: 268 sq m (2,895 sq ft)
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