Top marks for energy efficiency in spacious Blarney home

This Blarney home is spacious, well appointed and has an A3 rating. Trish Dromey on a home that has it all.

Courtbrack, Blarney, Cork €460,000+

Size: 214 sq m (2,300 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

BER: A3

Spacious, well finished and energy efficient, Westbury at Courtbrack near Blarney will attract trade up buyers from Cork city with its 2,300 sq ft of living space and its A3 BER rating.

So say selling agents Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan who are seeking offers of in excess of €460,000 for this detached modern four bed home. 

Auctioneer Mary O’Callaghan says this is an exceptionally well finished property which is already getting viewers from both Ballincollig and the city: “No expense has been spared in the fit-out and it’s been tastefully decorated The property is ideally located within a 15 minute drive from Ballincollig and a 20 minute one from the city.”

Partially stone-faced, Westbury is a three-year old house which is part of an attractive development of energy efficient homes at Tulach Rua built by O’Leary & O’Sullivan Developers.

Accommodation includes a living room and a sitting room both with oak flooring while the sitting room also has a marble fireplace with a solid fuel stove.

To the rear there’s a 29’ long kitchen/dining room with porcelain tiled flooring. 

At one end is a kitchen with a centre island and country kitchen style oak units on two walls with integrated appliances and a large range cooker. 

The dining area is at the other end and has an archway opening out into a sunroom which offers additional space for dining.

Off the kitchen there’s also a utility room with a door leading through to a shower room.

A staircase in the front hall leads to the first floor which has a bathroom and four laminate floored bedrooms.

The master bedroom has an en suite with contemporary fitting as well as a walk in wardrobe while there’s also a second bedroom with an en suite.

To achieve the high A3 energy rating, the property has solar panels to heat the water, oil fired central heating with an energy efficient boiler, PVC double glazed windows with K glass and a high level of insulation.

Behind a stone wall entrance with electric gate, there’s a large graveled area with parking for several cars at the front and a detached garage/shed at the side.

There’s also a lawn, a graveled area and a patio at the rear.

Ms O’Callaghan says Westbury is within easy reach of shops and amenities in Tower village which is four miles away. 

Cork city is just 10 miles away while Ballincollig is eight miles, she adds. 

VERDICT: spacious, modern and should be easy to heat.

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