Detached Glanmire home has lots of plus points for buyers to address

Tommy Barker reports on a bungalow with a sense of space.

Detached  Glanmire home has lots of plus points for buyers to address

Owner-occupied all of its 34 years of age, the detached four-bed bungalow 34 Richmond is only now about to leave family hands for the first time in decades.

Plans to downsize, and to swap time spent in the garden for more time on the golf course, are behind the move to sell this c 1,800 sq ft family home, on a sloping site overlooking Sallybrook and the wooded valley in Glanmire, east of Cork city, and with great gardens and an airy sense of space.

Selling agent for No 34 is Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy, and he guides the detached home in excellent order as being set “at the pinnacle of addresses in Glanmire.”

No 8 here in this well-established, wooded setting sold back in 2015 for €395,000, No 2 made €511,000 in 2016 while another, Ros na Laoi in Richmond Wood is down at having made €710,000 last year, but was very much a one-off, on a double site, built and owned by a long-established builder, and had launched previously at €695,000.

Nearby, the newer arrival, Glenrichmond, has several sales chalked up in the €400/500k price bracket in the past few years.

By contrast, No 34 in ‘old’ Richmond’s within reach of a far broader buying demographic and will be eyed in particular by families living locally, keen on a move to a one-off, detached.

Its vendors have minded it well, and put lots of thought and effort into the gardens and landscaping, so now there’s a raised deck and lower patio to the back, looking down on the east-facing back garden and feature pond.

Internally, this home has two reception rooms, the one to the right is double aspect with deck access, there’s also a kitchen/dining, utility, shower room and main family bathroom.

All four bedrooms are doubles, and two have en suite bathrooms, whilst there’s stairs access by bed four up to a 14’ by 11’ attic study/play room as a bonus.

VERDICT: Strong address

Richmond, Glanmire €425,000

Size: 170sq m (1,800 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

BER: C1

Best Feature: Detached

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