TAKE the Curraheen exit on the Ballincollig roundabout in Cork, travel the old road for a couple of minutes and turn right. You’re into an old farm laneway and right at the top is this spacious, double-fronted dormer bungalow.
Built into a cleft in the hill, and with over a third of an acre of ground above and below, this is a surprisingly spacious house.
Home to a young family, it has all they need, with a big playroom at the front and plenty of playing room on the back yard and the raised garden above it.
The main hub of the house is a 30’ by 15’ kitchen/diner which has two rows of vanilla Shaker units, cream marble worktop, two built-in fridge-freezers and a big, central island with bespoke chairs drawn up to the breakfast area.
The dining end faces onto the rear patio/yard and is brightly lit, with sliding doors facing west.
The house is unusual in that the rear, two-storey extension runs into the upper garden via a bridge and is surrounded by a decked balcony with a sunroom on the south-western end.
Around it are arranged, three double bedrooms, with an en suite master, family bathroom and a galleried landing.
Back on the ground floor, and on the western side of the house, the main living room offers two-tiered living space, 25’ by 15’, and this has sliding door access to the patio.
Terence O’Leary of Murray Browne is the selling agent for this Ballinveltig, Bishopstown house and is open to offers in the region of €450,000.