Space is demense attraction at Clonard in Montenotte

There’s plenty of space, and plenty of rooms and bathrooms and site too, for a family looking to trade up in Cork city’s Montenotte, at Clonard, or also known as 6, Woodlands Demesne.
Space is demense attraction at Clonard in Montenotte

The detached house, built around the late 1990s, is one of seven large, one-offs on serviced sites in the Demesne section of Woodlands, where a higher density of homes was built to the east of the old Woodlands house by McInerneys.

There’s only every been a couple of resales in the Demesne, and the 3,600 sq ft No 6 which is on a site of 0.3 of an acre is guided at €565,000 by estate agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills, who’s sold previously here at the Demesne.

Brick-faced upfront and dashed on the other three sides, Clonard’s a broad home thanks to side, single story ‘wings’ and its site slopes down away from the entrance drive and parking apron, and the rear (with wide, paved split-level patio) faces south with city and Marina views.

Internally, it has a centrepiece solid oak staircase, midships in the tiled entrance hall, with barley twist spindles, leading to a first floor Juliet-style balcony for those same views off the carpeted landing.

Here, there are four first floor bedrooms, one with a steam room, and three have en suites, as well as a main bathroom. Plus, there’s a wide landing with spiral stairs to an attic level with central landing, two further rooms with gable windows and Veluxes all facing south, with a shower room adding to this top level’s usefulness.

Making No 6 even more verstile for inter-generational family living is the fact that one of its ground level reception rooms, a 22’ by 18’ lounge, has a shower room/en suite.

Separately there’s another large living room across the hall to the right, linking to a dining room, a sun room faces south and open to ta wide patio, and the kitchen also is south-aspected.

As back-up, there’s also a utility, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, and a wall-to-wall bookshelf-lined office, with CAT 5 cabling, and fireplace.

VERDICT: In good overall order, but decoratively it’s dated due to things like the tiled hall, pine internal joinery, pine kitchen units etc. It’s easily updated, though, with loads of space, within a short spin of Cork city and north ring road.

Montenotte, Cork City


Size: 334 sq m (3,600 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4 plus attic rooms

Bathrooms: 7


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