Room to play on city doorstep

A YEAR ago, this Co Cork house would have made close to €800,000 — now it’s market-aligned at a just-launched guide of €675,000.

Located at the Lios Cross, Ballygarvan, this stone-faced, two-storey home near Cork Airport has a substantial 2,700sq ft of space and enough room in the garden for even the biggest of Irish families.

And while it’s relatively new and a move-in proposition, there’s still plenty of scope for new owners to tweak the interior and exterior to their liking.

The bones are good: the ground floor has red oak flooring in the important rooms and most of the bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes. Because of the large amount of space available, room sizes are generous and the layout is user-friendly.

The formal living rooms flank the main entrance hallway, a big square with a feature staircase opening onto a wide landing on the upper floor. Around it are ranged four bedrooms, with master en suite and a main bathroom.

On the ground floor, the kitchen/ diner, utility and ground-floor bathroom run along the back of the house with a range of doors leading onto the patio and rear garden.

According to Trevor O’Sullivan of Sherry FitzGerald, the house has a rural ambience, but easy access to the city, the south ring and roads to Kinsale and west Cork.

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