Room for a pony or two in Roovesbeg, Coachford

Trish Dromey sees huge potential in this small holding at Roovesbeg, Coachford which has 11 private acres.

Room for a pony or two in Roovesbeg, Coachford

Coachford/Farran, Cork €280,000

Sq m: 139 ( 1,500 sq ft)

Bedrooms:3

Bathrooms:2

BER:D2

viewer going down to the woods today could be in for a big surprise, finding the 11 acre site that goes with this Lee Valley bungalow.

The modest three-bed property at Roovesbeg, near Coachford, comes with grounds large enough to be attached to a manor house, which include nine acres of natural woodland as well as two acres of grazing.

As an added attraction it offers views of Farran Woods and the River Lee.

Frank Walsh, of O’Mahony Walsh auctioneers, says the asking price of €280,000 offers exceptionally good value, since it includes the extra large site as well as a 1,500sq ft bungalow.

“You get all this in a beautiful Lee Valley setting for the same price as a three-bed semi in Ballincollig”.

Built approximately 30 years ago, the bungalow is said to be very well maintained.

In recent years the owners have put in double glazed PVC windows, insulated the attic and also put in a new kitchen. It has oil fired central heating and a D2 energy rating.

Accommodation includes a carpeted sitting room with a stove with an archway opening into a dining room and a large window overlooking the river.

The kitchen is also front facing and has newly fitted cream units.

Other accommodation includes a utility room, a guest WC, a bathroom with a coloured suite and three carpeted bedrooms.

Alongside the bungalow is a slightly unusual, attached garage which is made up of two carports. It has approximately 50sq ft of space and might be converted into additional accommodation.

The property has two entrances, one at either side of the very extensive site.

In the gardens there are seeded lawns, a gravel parking area and at the front, a gravelled driveway leading down towards the river.

The owners have put in a bench on the slope, from which the woods, the river and passing rowers from the nearby National Rowing Centre can be observed.

Located on the Farran side of the River Lee, the property is approximately two kilometres from Coachford and 15 from Cork city,

VERDICT: Has land, views and tranquility – could prove especially attractive to gardeners, pony owners, rowers and anglers.

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