Trading Up: Cloyne, Cork - €280,000

In the same ownership since it was first built in 2007, and finished out back then too to higher than standard spec, is the detached No 17 Cois Na Criann, off the Ballymaloe Road in east Cork’s Cloyne.

Cloyne, Cork - €280,000

Size: 185 sq m (2,000sq ft)

Bathrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 4


The scheme of 29 houses has a mix of semi-ds and detached dormers, and No 17 is an example of a dormer stretching to more full, two-storey height across its front facade.

Block-built within the Star Homes scheme which otherwise is timber framed, No 17’s solid as a rock, and in very smart order, says selling agent James Colbert in Midleton, vouching for a solid oak kitchen, oak floors, all bedrooms have built-ins, and there’s a central vacuum fitted as well, plus solar panels.

Interconnecting ground floor rooms have a novel divide wall that’s mostly glazed, making it extra bright. One of its four double bedrooms is at ground level and is en suite, and “in the current market with an aging population and children staying at home longer, this has become an extremely good selling point,” Mr Colbert notes.

Guiding at €280,000, he says it’s priced to sell, and is near a host of amenities, with beaches at Garryvoe and elsewhere, with the market town of Midleton just a 12-minute drive away.

VERDICT: Detached No 17 has a walled-in and very secure back garden, with double shed and “a ready to go dog run,” which, in fact, means any dogs aren’t going anywhere they’re not allowed.

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