Four-bed dormer a winner

LOTS of work has been done inside and out at this good dormer home at Killalough Cross, north of Glanmire in Cork.

There’s been serious landscaping, both of the hard and soft variety on the 0.6 acre of grounds, and the four-bedroomed house has 2,000 sq ft of space, plus planning in place for an extension.

Selling agent Michelle Murphy of Lisney guides this smartly updated home at €450,000, and pitches it as an ideal trader-up for families in the locale, and from further afield.

The build quality is a bit above the norm, with a mix of feature brick around the front facade, contrasting with dash, and the roof pitch is steep, with three dormer across the front – the upper floor here has four wood-floored bedrooms, with the master en suite and with a feature window seat too.

Downstairs, there’s a good modern kitchen with large granite-topped island with pull-out baskets underneath, while the ceiling has some decorative timber beams. Double doors, glazed with feature glass, lead to a dining room, and there’s also a utility, two reception rooms and a play room.

Outside, the gardens show evidence of green-finger care, nicely planted up, and with beds and steps utilising railway sleepers, and there’s fairly extensive decking and patio space with seating, ideal for fine weather barbecues, says Ms Murphy, adding that the location is quiet, but only a few minutes’ drive from Glanmire and the Jack Lynch Tunnel.


Lifestyle

It won’t come as news to mothers-to-be that they are not eating for two, as the old saying goes, but the number of extra calories needed may come as a surprise. And it’s much fewer than you might think.Eating for two: It's quality not quantity of food that matters during pregnancy

No. It is such a small word, yet at times, something many of us find difficult to utter. The inability to say no to work, friends or family can cause so much stress in our lived lives.Learning Points: Just say no, there’s power in that little word

Fiona Kelleher has set some of the works of Múscraí poets Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair to music, writes Pet O'ConnellPoetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one! I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one!Mum's the word: I’m the needy one... I get the kiss off from my own daughter!

More From The Irish Examiner