Bask in the sun in this solid home

PITCHED squarely at the trading up market in Cork's western suburbs is Carrig, a solid, four-square and upgraded family home on a large site just off the popular Model Farm Road.

Location is at Minister's Cross, at the start of the Killumney Road by the turn to St Oliver's cemetery, and the newly opened Ballincollig bypass opens up new access options as well as restoring a bit more country road quiet to the setting.

Carrig, on the market with Michael O'Donoghue of McKenna O'Donoghue Clarke, has a €625,000 price guide, and comes with 1,800 sq ft of living space on a sizeable one-third of an acre site.

It was recently upgraded by the owners, who gave a more modern feel to the detached two-storey home which is a few decades old.

Add-ons include a large sun room to the back, a warm-hued room with oak floor and mellow brick side wall, with double doors to the house and sliding patio doors to the great outdoors and patio.

Other reception room include living room and lounge, each with oak floors, while the kitchen has units in maple. There's also a hall, ground floor guest WC and utility. Overhead, Carrig has four bedrooms, and the family bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Architect's plans have been drawn up to provide a further bedroom, en suite bathroom and storage area to the rear.

The house has oil central heating, PVC tilt and turn windows, and there's a detached garage.

The area is well served in amenity terms, with the new Ballincollig town centre complex about to transform the heart of busy Ballincollig a mile or so away.

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