Make this Innishannon ‘Sop’ your statement of purchase

THE acre of gardens at Roancarrig have clearly been a labour of love for decades. But, now down-sizing time has beckoned for its retired vendor, a well-known senior medic and a man who lent his professional services to west Cork’s lifeboats, Life-saving on several fronts has been a forte.

The bungalow, at Bóthar na Sop, is within a short walk of Innishannon village and a 20 minute commute form Cork city. It has a €850,000 asking price with Henry O’Leary Property Partners who has a similar price-bracket house (on three acres) locally also sale agreed within a month of going for sale.

While that house had grounds, this has gardens, if you get the distinction: only the eyes of plant lovers will gaze and graze over its greenery.

With about 2,000 sq ft of space, it has a very practical layout with its living/reception rooms in one section, and four bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom) to the back. It dates to the 1970s, but has been very well-maintained, and any decorative changes will be down to personal preferences.

There’s a kitchen, with oak units and which has an archway to a dining area, a separate large living room/formal dining room, a rear sitting room, sun room overlooking lawns, and rear hallway with bedrooms and main bathroom off, while there’s a guest WC in the utility/garage.

Bóthar na Sop is on the Cork side of Innishannon.

Ironically, though, while Henry O’leary extols the quality of the gardens, his sales brochure suggests the possibility of some limited development potential on a portion.


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