City home at The Orchards on Glasheen Road ticks all the boxes

ALL tucked away in a cul-de-sac corner of The Orchards, off Cork city’s Glasheen Road is this large-ish family home, called Tuirín.

City home at The Orchards on Glasheen Road ticks all the boxes

Dating to the mid 1900s, and later extended and invested in, it’s now a five-bed home of more than 1,825 sq ft, with a good balance between reception rooms and bedrooms, according to Sherry Fitz’s Johnny O’Flynn, who guides at around €500,000.

An added bonus is the site/setting, within the hideaway spot of The Orchards, with off-street parking in front, a wide back garden in lawn fringed by old orchard walls, and a raised deck section to the back, wrapping along the back wall of the house on its slightly stepped site.

The only detached in the compact park of semis-d’s, where some of the semi pairings still have their original distinctive flat roofs, Tuirín has been extended over the years, with a converted garage on one side.

So, now its ground floor level has an extra play room and office to the right, with an en suite bedroom (with both shower and Jacuzzi bath) on the other side, to the left on entry.

It’s been family owned and occupied, done up in a previous ownership, is well-kept and the layout allows for private bed space for a teen, an au-pair or an older family member at ground level, notes Mr O’Flynn.

He describes it as a box-ticker, close to the city centre, the Lough, UCC and hospitals.

And, with up to four reception rooms, and five bedrooms, it’s accommodating in every sense, the agent adds, describing it as bright and well kept.

Tuirín’s kitchen comes fitted with white units, dark worktops and a dark, red wide Rangemaster cooker.

The ground level includes a utility room, but new owners might want to add further bathrooms as right now there’s just the side bedroom’s en suite, and the overhead main family bathroom.


Good as it is, and a great location within a walk of the city centre, and just off the beaten student track to boot

Glasheen Road, Cork City


Sq m 171 (1,845 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 2


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