Trading Up: Castletreasure, Cork - €420,000

The outline might well suggest this L-shaped bungalow, at Rose Hill beyond Cork’s Donnybrook at Castletreasure, was indeed built in the 1970s, but its updates and finishes make it feel a whole lot fresher, and more comfortable.

Castletreasure, Cork - €420,000

Size: 184sq m (1,990sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms: 4/5

BER: C2

Only a week on the market and already gone over its quoted €420,000 AMV via agent Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald, it’s a four/five bed home in smart order, is just short of 2,000sq ft with updated interiors, and is on a one-third acre site high above Douglas, near Corinthians soccer club.

Continue further up and out this road, and you end up at the gates of Cork Airport, via Farmers Cross.

One of three bungalows in a row, with elevated views back towards Cork city, it has its bedrooms all in one wing; one is en suite, and then there is an open plan kitchen/living/dining section occupying most of the other wing, with a wall of glazing (large sliding doors) overlooking the rear patio and garden.

In addition, there’s a cosier family room with integrated wood-burning stove, study/bed five, and utility, with wet room style bathroom.

All four bedrooms are doubles, and the kitchen is contemporary in style with gloss units under granite tops, and has dark porcelain tiled floor, switching to wood in the living/dining section.

VERDICT: Smartly upgraded, little wonder it’s under early offer.

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