In good shape with a circular breakfast bar and octagonal hall

THIS property at Market Street in Skibbereen, Co Cork, has a number of features which make it stand out, but the most noticeable is probably the octagonal shaped area in the centre which is a little like a Roman atrium.

At ground level the house has an octagonal-shaped hallway enclosed by glass block walls. This is overlooked by an octagonal shaped balcony on the first floor and by another one on the second floor.

This rather interesting feature, along with spacious modern living space, large private gardens and a location in the heart of the town centre make this an extremely attractive property.

The house has a huge open plan kitchen dining living room with oak units, a circular breakfast bar and three bay windows to let in the light. To the rear there’s a sitting room, and a sun room as well as a utility room and a shower room.

The first floor has four oak-floored bedrooms with en suites, including two with mirrored wardrobes. The second floor has been turned into a large bright living area which has built in storage at the sides, seven Velux windows and an octagonal shaped balcony in the centre.

That octagonal centre feature is functional as well as decorative since it lets in light throughout the house.

Outside, the property has a graveled parking area at the front and a landscaped gravel garden at the rear with raised decking, mature trees and high walls to ensure privacy.

Selling agents Pat Maguire Properties say that spacious properties with large private gardens are very difficult to find so close to town.

VERDICT: This has everything a trading up family could ask for and more.

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