Replacing the old with the new in well-built Crookstown home


Replacing the old with the new in well-built Crookstown home

Crookstown, Cork €750,000

Sq m 450 (4,800 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 3


Best feature: Garden scope and quality, large build

IT’S called the Old Rectory, Crookstown, but truth be told, this is a re-born home of more modern stature than the name implies.

Replacing a former rectory on sheltered grounds right in the heart of Crookstown off the main Cork-Macroom road, this big, one-off home is well-built, on two acres of gardens and grounds with patios, ponds and outbuildings.

Estate agent Joe McCarthy of Irish and European guides the c 15/20 year old Old Rectory at €750,000, and that’s for a seven-bed privately-set home of almost 5,000 sq ft, built to a high standard, to a traditional template, but with extras like concrete floors at the upstairs level.

Overall condition is top class, says Mr McCarthy adding that the landscaped gardens and grounds lift it all to a superior level outside too.

He pegs it as a 20 minute commute from the city and western suburbs, from UCC, CIT, CUH and Bon Secours. It will also fall within the geographical ambit of those working in Ballincollig’s top IT firms like EMC and VmWare — although the €750k price tag might restrict it to managers, or at least those trading/relocating with a bit of cash behind them.

Rooms include a 20’ by 15 drawing room with white marble fireplace, dining room and family/TV room with fireplace. kitchen with oil-fired Sovereign range cooker, utility, guest WC and a decent 26’ by 13’ sun room with slate roof and Veluxes.

The outside ‘rooms’ include lawns, bowers, seating areas, fish ponds, stream and Japanese style ornate red bridge.

There’s oil-heating, a back up generator for power, and two worksheds/garage/garden rooms.

VERDICT: It’s like an affluent young curate has arrived at the old rectory.

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