Trading up: Killeens, Cork €345,000

There’s a good deal of house, yet not so much outdoor space to keep and maintain, at the extended dormer home 13 Carrig Rua.
Trading up: Killeens, Cork €345,000

Size: Sq m 189 (2,036 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


Carrig Rua — meaning red rock — may well have received its name from the afterglow of the one-time, former landmark, the Sunset Ridge at Cork’s Killeens.

The development of 17 homes in Carrig Rua is right in this Killeens quarter, within easy access of Cork City, its employment base around Blackpool, and of Apple and Blarney.

No 13 in the row is on the market with estate agent John O’Mahony of O’Mahony Walsh, who gives the detached four-bed, of over 2,030 sq ft a guide price of €345,000.

It’s already extended to the back, at ground level, so now there’s a wide and deep sweep of linked rooms for living, dining and cooking. “It’s an absolute gem,” says Mr O’Mahony.

Separately, the ground level also has a high ceilinged hall with side entry by a stone wall, sitting room, and bedroom four/study, plus a utility, and guest WC.

The scene-stealer is indeed the combined kitchen/living area, with large triangular island, stone chimney breast with inset TV, and stove.

It opens to a two-tier garden, lawn-free and hard-landscaped, with glass balusters screening the upper portion. Overhead, No 13 has three bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and main family bathroom.

VERDICT: Lots of house for the money.

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