And room for a guest

Not only is there a fine, well-built and highly specified home on a half-acre county village site, but there’s also a guest apartment alongside — making for 2,800 sq ft of accommodation for €275,000.

And room for a guest

That’s €100 psf for a walk-in job, landscaped grounds, the lot.

Agent Pat Falvey, of Carlton Estates, put this Donoughmore dormer up for sale in mid-summer — around about US independence day, Jul 4, and it quickly went under offer — and hit a speed bump.

Now, as the autumn season picks up pace, this commutable spot (about a 15-minute drive from Blarney) is back under offer, and is getting viewings from city buyers looking for a slice of the rural life, as well as from a few UK and overseas home-hunters.

According to Mr Falvey, the four-bed, three-bath house, with separate, one-bed guest apartment, offers huge value for the money, and as the owner is a top tradesman, the finishes and plumbing are top notch too, he say.

It’s had a recently-added, high-ceilinged sun room, boosting its living accommodation, and heating has lots of options, from zoned oil heating and some funky rads to a wood-burning stove as a sun-room top-up, and two quality open fireplaces in the main reception rooms. The kitchen is another high-ceiling feature space, with roof windows and a double aspect, and has black granite sitting on white-painted timber units.

Bathrooms are above standard, with a Jacuzzi bath, and the joinery is to a similar high standard; most of the rooms have recessed lighting, wiring for sound, etc, and the self-contained apartment’s a boon for guests, family members with a measure of independence, and could provide some rental income, also.

LOCATION: Donoughmore, Co Cork

PRICE: €275,000

SIZE: 255 (2,750 sq ft)

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

BER RATING: B3

BEST ASSET: House and a half

VERDICT: No corners cut.

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