This residence’s location and size should definitely tempt family buyers, writes Helen Kelleher.
Looking for a spacious family home set in its own private leafy garden and a mere two-minute stroll from the local creche and primary school?
Number 16 Woodside in Dunderrow could be the one for you. It occupies a very attractive sunny corner site at Woodside, a small exclusive development of just four semi-detached houses and twelve terraced houses in Dunderrow village, a mere 7km from Kinsale.
The quiet leafy feel and the extra external space is what appealed to its current owners when they purchased the property back in 2003 the same year these houses were constructed. Woodside is a five- to 10-minute drive from Kinsale centre and less than a half-hour drive from the city.
Kinsale-based auctioneer James Murphy of James Murphy & Co Auctioneers says: “You really do get a lot of house here for your buck.”
This two-storey property priced €395,000 is quite substantial at circa 2,000 sq ft and while some may want to modernise some of the inside space No 16 is presented in immaculate condition with some really nice features, set on its own well laid out, landscaped grounds all privately fenced complete with an attractive south-facing garden.
“It is ideally suited to families who want more value for their money than nearby Kinsale prices,” says Mr Murphy.
The current owners carried out quite a bit of work extending and adding to the house over the years with a newly installed smart blue/grey kitchen, a laundry/storage room, a cosy living room and dining room. But what really gives this house that extra “wow” factor is the expertly designed south-facing sun-room designed and constructed by Brian O’Regan of OR Construction.
There are four bedrooms upstairs, three bathrooms and the attic space has also been converted. The sunroom opens out onto a south-facing garden perfect for relaxing and outdoor dining.
The lady of the house is a keen gardener so her turf is beautifully maintained with front and rear gardens laid out in grass lawn with a large variety of mature shrubbery and flower beds ensuring colour and blooms all year round.
One of the things the current owner said she always enjoyed was seeing the hustle and bustle of village-life from the front windows and then the back of the house is an oasis of peace and calm, so you feel you get the best of both worlds living amongst your neighbours and living in the countryside, but with all the comfort and benefits of not being in an isolated rural area.
Mr Murphy says this house really does tick all the boxes when it comes to family living: “It offers good space for the whole family both inside and outside and it is in turn-key condition so a family can quite literally move in and make it their own or they can put their own stamp on things and make all the changes they desire”.
It is bright and airy and very secure for kids and pets plus there is ample car parking to the rear with a residence car park. As well as having a creche and a national school on your doorstep there is a direct bus link to Kinsale Community School and to Bandon Grammar School.
No surprise then that the auctioneer already has viewings lined up. The property comes with a full security alarm system with outside lighting, oil fired zoned central heating system with mains water and mains sewage.
This home ticks all the boxes for family living.