Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €645,000

Very high specifications across a large and accommodating home is the promise at Caledonia, a detached 4,800 sq ft family home at Ballyshoneen, Waterfall, about five miles from Bishopstown and 3.5 miles from Waterfall itself, just west of Cork city.

Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €645,000

Size: 448 sq m (4,800 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 4 

Bedrooms: 4 


Selling agent Brendan Bowe says the home is substantial and stylish, with a finish and spec that’s just about the best he’s seen, done by a relocating UK owner.

It has solar panels, geothermal underfloor heating on its two levels, three of its four bedrooms en-suite and very high-spec plumbing and bathrooms.

In one master suite bathroom, there’s a large corner jetted Jacuzzi bath, while the family bathroom includes a six-person sauna.

It also has ‘smart’ lighting, a central vacuum system and is piped for sound.

It’s a home that looks larger from the rear than from the front, and behind is a balcony with glass balusters, overlooking the gardens and a large, lofted 1,600 sq ft ft detached garage with internal stairs to the first floor, with three overhead rooms: it has twin roller doors and Mr Bowe says the house-sized garage could accommodate a fleet of four or five cars.

Ground-floor rooms in the main house, ranged off a large hall with oak stairs, are big, such as a 26’ by 18’ kitchen/diner with two-tier island with access to a sun lounge with high ceilings, and there’s also a big sitting room, and dining rooms linked to the kitchen, with a wood-burning stove, along with study with bay window, utility, and guest WC.

VERDICT: Waterfall is home to many upmarket family homes, and strong sales.

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