House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

Duna, Woodview, Douglas Road, Cork

Price: €675,000

Size: 140sq m (1,696 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: E1

Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address? Well, this property, located in a quiet, residential road, tucked away off the Douglas Road, could fit the bill.

Duna, Woodview, is a detached three-bedroom home with a price tag of €675,000.

According to the Residential Property Price Register, there have been three sales reaching well over €1m of large detached homes in this exclusive area in recent years. In fact, one property changed hands for €2m million in 2015 - and was knocked.

Described by selling agent Brian Olden of Cohalan Downing as “exceptionally attractive”, Duna definitely ticks so many boxes. Rooms in this spacious residence are immersed in light, while the gardens are well-maintained and private.

“The accommodation is immaculately presented, well-proportioned, and captures an abundance of natural light throughout,” adds Mr Olden.

This is undoubtedly an unrivalled opportunity to acquire a spacious detached family residence, set amid sheltered level lawn gardens which provide an enviable degree of privacy and a tranquil ambience

Despite the peaceful setting, the occupants of this property will get to savour the best of both worlds — the bustling village of Douglas is a mere five-minute walk away, while the city centre is just a 10-minute drive, and is accessible via a regular bus service.

The kitchen is As for the kitchen, it’s extremely inviting whether you have a yen for sitting down to dinner à deux, entertaining a posse of pals, cooking up a storm for the family, or simply pottering about.

House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

The 5.6m by 5.7m space is fitted with floor and eye-level fitted units as well as boasting a feature kitchen island with granite worktop and sink, ceiling spotlights, a fridge-freezer, integrated oven, four-ring induction hob and dishwasher. This really is a sun-filled space for all seasons: a gas-fired Aga lends itself to autumn/winter cosiness while French doors leading to the garden can be flung open for summer soirées.

Last but certainly not least, prospective buyers who enjoy curling up with a good book are sure to make a beeline for the bay window seating area in this room.

House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

Polished timber floors are a feature in this property: for instance, they stretch from the ground-floor entrance hall to the sitting room (3.5m by 4.1m) and lounge.

A marble fireplace with gas coal-effect fire adds to the appeal of the sitting room, as does the feature bay window overlooking the manicured lawn.

Built-in display cabinets complement the cast-iron fireplace in the lounge.

The utility room (2.7m by 1.7m), complete with a tiled floor, includes floor and eye-level fitted units and a stainless steel sink. It is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer.

All three bedrooms have carpet floor covering, and two of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobe units.

House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

One of the bedrooms benefits from a Velux roof-light and ceiling spotlights.

The main bathroom features a tiled floor and walls. As well as the WC and wash basin, there’s a bath with shower over it, and a heated towel rail. A Velux roof-light window enhances the appeal of the shower room.

And if you feel the need to expand accommodation space, bear in mind the property also has scope for an additional bedroom on the first floor, which is currently used as a 4.5m by 4m store room, with Velux.

House of the Week: Fancy the idea of hanging your hat at an extremely sought-after Cork address?

Duna has gas-fired central heating and is fully alarmed.

The garage has access to the west-facing rear garden, while the residence is approached by a gravelled driveway with a parking area.

VERDICT: Light-filled residence for all seasons.

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