Trading up: Donoughmore, Blarney, €319,000

Known as ‘the Master’s House,’ this Firmount home by Donoughmore, north west of Blarney and Cork City, combines old world roots, with more modern comforts.
Trading up: Donoughmore, Blarney, €319,000

Built 125 years ago, and on a very nice mature site a short walk from a national school, there’s quite a lot on offer here, including well over 2,000 sq ft of home, a work shed, a large, lofted garage with overhead accommodation, and the fruits of refurbishment work done internally to the main, south-facing home in the early 2000s.

Painted a cheery pale blue externally, the four-bedroomed Master’s House “has old world charm and modern fittings and comforts, with a new roof and it’s fully insulated,” says Blarney-based estate agent Robert Harkin, who guides this autumn market arrival at €319,000, and it’s likely now to find interest stepping up as spring arrives.

Accommodation here spans two reception rooms, one off the kitchen past a feature brick wall/ope, with a solid fuel stove on a Liscannor hearth in a brick alcove, and the second reception is also set up for a stove.

The country-style kitchen has a Belfast ceramic sink, integrated stainless steel appliances in Shaker units, and there’s also a gable end/side sunroom opening out to a deck, with low brick wall, large glazed porch by the front door, main bathroom, and four beds, one en-suite.

VERDICT: A bit of class.

Donoughmore, Blarney


Size: 204 sq m (2,200 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms: 4


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