Trading up: Beaumont, Cork, €485,000

With such a choice location as Dundanion Road in Cork’s Beaumont, it’s almost an open question as to who’ll buy the extended bungalow at No 16. 

Size: 145sq m (1,522sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4/5 


Its selling agent John Barry of Frank V Murphy & Co says he’s sold three other homes on the road in the past year. 

One went to a family, one on a corner site went to a developer who’ll knock and build several new homes, and another was bought by a downsizer... although Mr Barry prefers the term ‘rightsizer’.

The owners of No 16 bought in 2003, and upgraded and extended in 2006 over two levels as their family grew. 

Trading up: Beaumont, Cork, €485,000

Their works included new windows, gas central heating, new bathrooms/en-suite and going up and out, in extension. It has two front reception rooms with bay window, kitchen/dining room, utility, ground floor bedroom, TV room/bedroom, and shower room.

Overhead now has two more bedrooms, one of which has a triple aspect and an en suite, plus there’s a separate shower room, and a small room-sized carpeted store with Velux. 

Not only is the internal layout adaptable for families, and the standard good, but there’s also a 100’ long attractive and mature back garden, with two access points off the kitchen/diner to a raised patio, and the garden has fruit trees and a veg patch, while in front there’s off-street parking.

VERDICT: Ideal for a family, as it’s close to schools, sports clubs, shops etc in the Beaumont/Ballintemple/Blackrock area.


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