Big home for right price

PRICED at just under the half a million euro mark and looking a million dollars is the big block of well-finished family home near Cork city called The Meadows.

Built just four years ago out at Inchirahilly, Farnanes, west of Cork city towards Macroom, there’s a whole heap of home on offer in this 2,970 sq ft two-storey, four-bedroom build with attic rooms and good attic access.

The property is on an acre of ground, with lawns and gravel drive, and includes a 600 sq ft double garage with roller shutter doors, and asking price via estate agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald is €495,000.

She says it is near Crookstown and is a 15-minute spin back into Cork city – where the same sort of sum wouldn’t buy half this house.

Extra touches include the side sun room off the living room, the part-stone front facade, a double height marble-floored hall with lots of glazing, a Swiss-design oak open tread stairs, and a step-up, hunker-down Jacuzzi bath in the master bedroom’s en suite – one of two en suites in this well-specified home, where even the ground floor guest toilet has shower.

The kitchen has maple units, with granite tops and granite crops up again on some window sills. Apart from the kitchen/dining room and sun room, there are three other reception rooms, while the attic level has two good-sized rooms, with Veluxes to the back.

There’s a concrete slab floor between the ground and first floor levels.


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