Green Acres tempting

GREEN Acres is the place to be, land, spreading out so far and wide ... No, while the Green Acres name fits, we’re not in 1960s TV sitcom land’s Hooterville, but in Innishannon, west of Cork city.

No pig called Arnold, no rooster, no Hungarian slapschtick courtesy of Eva Gabor, and no having to make phonecalls up a telegraph pole. Yes, indeed, Green Acres has a lot of name and connotation to live up to.

This Green Acres hasn’t got a salesman named Mr Haney either, but it has got the next best thing: a selling agent called Henry.

Auctioneer Henry O’Leary of Property Partners is selling this Innishannon homestead, a modern build and large home on a site just above the town of a full three acres, give or take. He seeks offers over €850,000 for the property mix which, he says, is deceptively spacious.

A full 3,000 sq ft of space is no deception, though, with four en suite bathrooms, and the house is done to a good high level throughout, possibly deceiving by its regular brick front facade. In addition, there’s a detached garage of over 700 sq ft, which could be used for a range of uses, form offices to stables, depending on needs. With three acre of grounds, there’s enough room for sure for a horse, pony, donkey...or a pig called Arnold.

According to Mr O’Leary, this is a real family lifestyle buy, with privacy assured and a good position, along with views down over the Bandon river valley all within a downhill walk to Innishannon village and a short commute to Cork city.

Green Acres has one of its four bedrooms at ground level, and the main living quarters are open plan, with a top-end kitchen straight out of the contemporary look catalogue. There’s a utility room, study, and space galore on the outside for a pony and a gallop.

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