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.