A choice of bungalows to make a home by your own lovely Lee

River vistas enhance these two Lee valley homes. Tommy Barker reports

A choice of bungalows to make a home by your own lovely Lee

Water vistas link two Lee Valley bungalow homes for sale with agent John O’Mahony of Property Partners O’Mahony Walsh.

One is near the River Lee’s source and Gougane Barra, overlooking Ballingeary lake/Lough Allua, while the other’s nearer to the city, overlooking the river at Roovesmore, Coachford.

Cheaper by €30,000 , and guided at €250,000, is the more modern of the duo, a 1,950 sq ft Ballingeary area dormer with high-quality interiors and finishes, all on 1.7 acres.

Within reach of first-time buyers who want bang for their bucks, and to relocaters, it’s got a long approach drive up from Lough Allua, and floor finishes include walnut and porcelain while impressively hefty fireplaces and kitchen worktops are in granite. Joint selling agent is Killian Lynch in Macroom, about 23km away, while Cork is a 45-minute drive.

About 20 minutes closer to the city, a bit smaller that its Ballingeary counterpart and guided at €280,000 by Property Partners O’Mahony Walsh is Bridgeview, by Roovesmore and the National Rowing Centre at Farran, with Coachford across the river.

This more traditional, but extended, L-shaped bungalow is a three/four-bed, in good condition, with a view to the river by Roovesbridge and to the Boggeragh mountains to the west for spectacular sunsets.

VERDICT: Love-a-lee.

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