Well-placed in suburbs

WITH a serving Government minister, Batt O’Keeffe, at the same address, there isn’t going to be any lack of security at Westcliffe, Ballincollig.

But then, this sleepy estate in the greater suburbs of Cork city, is tucked behind high stone walls at the west end of the town.

The house is an end-of-row, with a public green area to the side (big enough for a game of football, hurling or basketball).

The front garden has plenty of parking with mature trees and tasteful landscaping.

Access to the side is through cast iron gates and the other side of the house, which connects garage to garage, has been converted into a great study/den with some good quality furniture.

But it’s at the rear where this house shines — literally. It has a sun room/dining room extension that enlarges the family room and makes the most of the south-east orientation.

Furniture, fittings and flooring are good quality and the living room is set around a central fireplace. The dining room projects into the garden where there’s a, sheltered patio in sandstone.

The formal living room is at the front, with double doors from the hallway and the kitchen, which is fitted in oak and has a separate utility can be accessed from the living room or kitchen. It includes a breakfast area and, at the rear, off a small lobby, there’s a guest bathroom.

Overhead, four bedrooms with fitted wardrobes fan out from a central landing. The master bedroom is largest and has an en suite bathroom.

Terence O’Leary of Murray Browne is looking for offers around €390,000 — a big drop from the €580,000 asking price in this estate in 2007.

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