TRADING UP: Carrignavar, Cork - €425,000

Although Marlfield is only a couple of decades old, its high standard of finish and in particular its furnishings almost gives this dormer home the feel of a period property.

Carrignavar, Cork €425,000

Size: 203 sqm (2,175 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 4/5

BER: C2

Set at Knockaboy, Carrignavar about a 15 minute spin north of Cork city, this is an aesthetically-pleasing dormer with a sympathetic mix of brick facades, some painted render, and red tile roofs blending with the brick for a wholly mellow appearance.

Red brick also features by the entrance pillars, along the low approach garden walls, and even on the detached, tall-hatted red-tile roofed garage, which is plumbed and has a WC.

TRADING UP: Carrignavar, Cork - €425,000

Set out on its elevated sloping rural site with sweeping valley views, mellow Marlfield is guided at €475,000 by selling agent Conor Lynch of James G Coughlan Associates, who say it’s a lovely home just short of 2,200 sq ft, and with the option of a fifth ground floor bedroom or study.

Lending a sense of grace to the build is the proportion of the combined 28’ by 18’ drawing and dining room, plus there’s a family room, modern kitchen, utility, and ground floor WC.

TRADING UP: Carrignavar, Cork - €425,000

Overhead, under sloping ceilings, the master bedroom is en suite, and there’s a main bathroom plus secondary WC/shower room for the others to share.

Maintenance levels have been high, internally and externally in the lawned and shrubbed gardens, with cobble paths around the house and patios.

TRADING UP: Carrignavar, Cork - €425,000

VERDICT: Fresh looking and ready for a trading up family to savour


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