Trading up: Killeens, Cork €490,000

As temperatures and tennis enthusiasm soar during Wimbledon season, a family home with a private tennis court of its own, can expect to attract set viewings.

Trading up: Killeens, Cork €490,000

Belmont House at Killeens, Co Cork, is a redbrick bungalow offering 2,800 sq ft of living space and an acre and a half of gardens in addition to the tennis court.

Built in 1988, it is, according to Michael Downey of ERA Downey McCarthy, the type of family home that’s much in demand “spacious, well maintained, with large gardens... and within a short drive from the city”.

Accommodation includes a sitting room, a living room, a formal dining room and a kitchen with pine fitted units and a built-in table. There’s also a small office, a utility room, a guest WC and a bathroom.

It has five carpeted bedrooms, one with an en suite. The partially converted attic has Velux windows.The attic has one carpeted room (14’x12’), and two unfinished sections.

Outside, there’s a sweeping driveway, a large patio and extensive well-cared for lawns, as well as a double garage and a tarmac tennis court.

ERA Downey McCarthy have just listed Belmont House, becoming joint agents with O’Mahony Walsh auctioneers. The asking price has now been reduced by €45,000 to €490,000.

VERDICT: Perfect for a family with a budding Djokovic or Serena Williams

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