Brookhaven offers superb value and ideal healthy living on edge of village

LIKE most properties these days the sales pitch is the price drop. And so it is with Brookhaven, a three-storey, one-off just outside Killumney in Co Cork.

Now on the market at €570,000, (down from the mid-€700s), the property is with joint agents, John Barry of KMS and Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald and has a lovely location just outside Killumney village.

This is green-belt commuter land and is just off the Ballincollig bypass, which means you get fresh air and a healthy living space, but are within 15 to 20 minutes of the city limits.

Ballincollig is a swift drive away and has good shopping options, with a new green route going through at the moment.

Compared to larger house types within the Ballincollig boundary, Brookhaven offers superb value, says John Barry, because it comes with 2,400 square feet of space and private grounds of an acre.

And the grounds are lovely: the house is set in a valley, is bounded by a stream and is a perfect sun trap. There’s huge scope to bring this site to maturity and also, the option to purchase the remaining triangle of this valley site, which could be turned into a tennis court, or a woodland garden, says Barry.

The house is only two to three years old and is well-designed with good living space and lots of light.

The kitchen is comprehensively fitted, has an island unit, a nice dining area and a sunroom projection which has sun all day.

The formal sitting room faces west, and gets plenty of evening light, while the east-facing living room can also function as a study.

Upstairs, there are four good doubles, with two en suites and overhead again, are two dormer rooms, with lots of potential. Fully finished, with a proper staircase, one room is used as a gym at the moment.

Brookhaven is a fine house and perfect for a family, (the stream is fully fenced off). It’s surrounded and also sheltered, by a boundary of tall trees which gives instant character to the site. And it’s a walk to Killumney village.

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