Spacious and stylish homes give you more bang for your buck

A HIGH specification characterises the four houses in the Arduinne scheme.

The location is Burnfort, just off the Cork-Mallow road, nearer the Mallow end, some 15 miles from Cork. Make the short trek out, and you’ll get a lot more for your money that you would in the city.

These are big homes, 3,000 sq ft and well-finished, on four-square sites of 0.6 of an acre each. Two are sold, and two remain, with one done out to showhouse standard available for €800,000-plus. The other house can be finished to a client’s own specification, with good level of PC sum allowances, and so there may be some wriggle room on pricing.

The feel and setting is quite rural and there is easy access to the Mallow train station for other commuting options. There’s a school and church nearby, and Arduinne has a communal entrance off the road, with individual, CCTV-monitored, entrances beyond.

These are five-bedroom homes, part dormer and part full two-storey, and the feature list is heavy.

An eye-catcher is the LED lighting on the risers of the solid ash stairs, creating a sort of lit-up runway effect, and other lighting is recessed in ceilings. Most joinery is also in ash, and kitchens are already fitted with granite work-tops.

The central heating is in no less than seven zones for complete controllability with digital thermostats.

The lower level has underfloor heating, there are feature arches and coving, CAT 5 cabling, good bathroom with pressurised system and Grohe showers, and three of the first floor’s four bedrooms are en suite, with bedrooms five at ground level beside wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Joint agents are Cahalane Skuse in Cork city, with Liam Mullins & Associates in Mallow.

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