Neat package, inside and out

Bandon bungalow sits on a half acre site with mature garden and a sun room with some ripening tomato plants, Tommy Barker reports

The 1970s way of facing houses in stone hasn’t stood the test of time too well. Back then, they put the stone on sort of flat-faced, intending it to be ’decorative’, and it just never quite looks as natural as the more traditional/modern way of using its full depth.

The front of this Bandon bungalow home has that flat-stone look, and now, 27 years after it was built, it’s the pebble-dashed rear facade of the property with its sun room that is easier on the eye.

The 1,000 sq ft three-bed on a half acre site carries a €165,000 asking price as an executor sale via agents Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed, and is showing well, a testament to the care it received. It was clearly relished by someone with green fingers: the garden is nice and mature, and even now the sun room is host to some well-advancing tomato plants.

Location is a few miles from Bandon in West Cork at Garranes, Templemartin, and the site is level, sheltered and has a good southerly aspects.

Rooms here include a living room with picture window and gas-insert fireplace, a kitchen/dining room with another fireplace (there’s LPG-fired central heating and pvc double glazing), three bedrooms with built-ins, and a main bathroom with attic access.

The property, priced both for first-time buyers and for traders down/relocaters, also has a detached garage.

VERDICT: Neat package, inside and out, perfect for gardeners.

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