With a name like Tilia, it must be a bloomin’ great buy

TILIA CORDATA, the heavenly scented Lime tree that flowers in July, has been the staple of Big House avenues for generations.

And Tilia isn’t a bad name to give a house, especially as this native Linden tree can live a thousand years. It’s a good omen.

‘Tilia’ is a curvacious two-year build at Ballyard, Cobh, which hits the sales rooms in its flowering month.

A stone-faced, dormer bungalow, its leafy site has estuary and country views.

With accommodation of 2,000 square feet, it also has plenty to offer potential buyers and it’s on the market at €600,000-plus through joint agents, Johanna Murphy in Cobh, and Noelle Morrison in Cork city.

The property has spacious rooms and an open plan American feel, with the emphasis on space and light, says Johanna.

Fittings include a solid pine kitchen with vaulted ceiling and granite worktops.

The main living room is more formal with solid wooden floors and double doors, while the dining groom has three sets of double doors leading to the kitchen, lounge and the garden.

The house comes with three bedrooms, but these are very large doubles, says Ms Murphy, with a master suite that could include a nursery/dressing room as the shape allows for division.

And it’s not your typical bungalow, she adds, ‘Tilia’ has been designed to make maximum use of the sun and the subtle V profile means the rooms are an interesting shape.

All of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and include a main bathroom with claw foot bath. The kitchen comes with separate utility and the attic is floored and could have conversion potential.

Guide price is in the region of €600,000.

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