THE Meadows is going to appeal to a certain type of buyer – those who prefer wide open spaces to semi-detached, city living.
The upside of that choice is that you get a lot of greenery and fresh air – the downside is that you spend a lot of time in the car.
However, the difference in value is immense – particularly in the case of this house at Inchirahilly, Farnanes, which is just off the N22, the main Cork/Killarney road.
Depending on conditions, the location can be as little as a half hour’s commute to the city centre, but even less for those working at Brinny or Macroom.
The Meadows is a one-off house built within the last couple of years and has a wish-list rundown of rooms and fittings. Not only is the house a whopper at just under 3,000 square feet, but it comes with a double garage/workshop, finished grounds, walls and gates and rooms spread over three storeys.
And it doesn’t look bad either.
It’s a couple of minutes from Crookstown and Cloghduv villages, which offer schools, shops and supermarkets, The Meadows in on the market with Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald for offers in the region of €495,000.
Even by today’s standards that’s not bad value if you take into account the site, build cost and overall level of finish – which is where the silent money goes.
For families looking for a place to meet their every need then The Meadows is worthy of a viewing. It’s one big package.
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