Bridgewater is perfect for families with lots of space for kids to play

DRIVE-BY viewers should take it very slowly on the approach to No 25 Bridgewater — the estate belongs to the children — and the odd Jack Russell.

There is no blather in saying this Poulavone, Ballincollig estate is perfect for families — they are there for all to see.

A big green area towards the rear of this estate is the draw, and, as the kitchen windows face forward, mammys and daddys can supervise with ease.

Children playing in the evening is heart-warming, particularly as daylight dwindles, and gives a very good impression of this estate.

Right on the rim of Ballincollig, (and on the edge of the Poulavone roundabout), this is a medium development of detached houses on a bluff over the Lee at Carrigrohane.

Houses are snapped up quickly here and it should be the same with No 25 Bridgewater, which is sensibly pitched under the last market price for this estate.

It’s on offer at €600,000, while the last sale here made €635,000 — a reflection of market trends that should get bidders going.

Fiona Hourihan and Rachel Fay of Sherry FitzGerald are in charge of the sale and say that Bridgewater has a good track record as one of the more popular estates on the Model Farm Road/Ballincollig axis. Reception rooms run on the left hand side: formal first and family room behind and on the right-hand side is the kitchen, (painted an earthy blue) with guest WC and utility.

Up the stairs and you come onto the best feature of these houses, the bright and big landing. Rooms open on all sides and a deep landing window floods the floor with light.

The four bedrooms are three doubles and a master en suite. A big square back garden (west facing) makes 25 Bridgewater an ideal proposition for families trading up.

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