Something in the air

The Cedars has that indefinable element that makes a house a home, Rose Martin reports

THERE are some houses that just have it — an indefinable element that makes the difference between a house and a home.

And it’s not about styling, or lack of it, or tidiness or a laissez faire attitude — it’s more about atmosphere. The Cedars, at Nadrid, Coachford, has that special feel the minute you set foot in the door.

At first glance, it’s a modest house and a quick glance from the road makes it hard to define, it’s a ‘50s build, but modern and large, though not brash. And it sits on a 0.7 acre site, but the casual passer by won’t know that either — you have to be inside, looking out to get the full effect.

The Cedars sits in the middle of its site with gardens on the sunny side and hard standing and plenty of parking at the northern, entrance point.

The house is a six-bed with a remarkable four en-suite bedrooms, a range of living rooms and a kitchen-cum-dining room with great storage, internally and in the detached garage.

This isn’t a fussy or staged house, it doesn’t have a discernible style, it’s not self-consciously anything other than a very well laid out family home.

There’s a bathroom for everyone and with three separate living rooms, the likelihood of remote control turf wars is diminished too.

The rooms follow the sun around, with a large patio for the midday sun, directly off the large dining room. This is a step down from the kitchen area and curiously has a second, spiral staircase leading to the master bedroom overhead, which along with the small nursery bedroom and a walk-in wardrobe/storage area, makes a complete, self-contained suite.

The flexibility of space is a major selling point — proven by the vendors who manage three generations very comfortably under one roof. It’s that kind of house.

Jeremy Murphy and Associates is inviting offers in the region of just €295,000 for this ready to go home.

VERDICT: A walk to Coachford village, and with a safe, enclosed garden that’s softly landscaped, this is certainly a house to see. Good views too.


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