Glorious gardens in this five-bedroom family home near Co Cork’s Inniscarra

Inniscarra, Cork €475,000

Glorious gardens in this five-bedroom family home near Co Cork’s Inniscarra

GREAT, landscaped sloping gardens of 0.6 of an acre and some rare plants come with the architect-designed Céim an Áitinn, a five-bedroom family home near Co Cork’s Inniscarra.

Set out at Curraleigh, along the Cork-Coachford road, it’s close to Ballincollig’s services and strong employment base, as well as being close to Blarney, while the city suburbs are just 15 minutes away, says selling agent Joe McCarthy, with Robert O’Keeffe of Irish and European.

The large home, which has never been extended and was built as a 2,500sq ft home set out in a broad shape for views and light from its elevated site, has five — or more — bedrooms, as well as very good living space with quality parquet floors in the main reception rooms.

However, it’s the grounds here that are the real stand-out feature, the result of the owners’ horticultural enthusiasms and input, according to Mr McCarthy.

They’re terraced and shrubbed, with BBQ patio, terraces, pristine lawns, stone steps and cobbled paths, and have Lee Valley and dam views in this raised setting above the road and river. The gardens here also include pond and fountain, potting shed, glass house and veg beds, while some of the best views are from a south-facing balcony off the main en suite master bedroom.

Céim an Áitinn is near lots of community services, sports centres and clubs, water activity centres on the reservoir at Inniscarra, as well as being handy for a host of other attractions and amenities, says Mr McCarthy of I&E.

The house has most of its accommodation at ground level, plus one large upstairs bedroom, study and hobby/sewing room.

VERDICT: Healthy outdoor life to be had in the area, and in the lovingly planted grounds, at this family buy.

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