Brandon boasts maturity and privacy to appeal all

BRANDON at Kilcoolishal, Glanmire offers half an acre of sheltered, mature gardens and the space to trade either up or down.

Glanmire, Cork


Sq m 172 sq m (1,850 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

Built in the 1970s, it’s a four-bed 1,850 sq ft bungalow, which has been carefully maintained by one family for more than 30 years. Over that time it’s been extended, upgraded and fitted with double glazed windows and oil fired central heating.

Seeking offers of €470,000 Woodward auctioneers say it’s a lovely mature property which is well kept and tastefully decorated. “ It’s located within a five minute drive from the villages of Glanmire and Glounthaune and is within 10 or 15 minutes from the city centre,’’ says auctioneer Tom Woodward who believes that the maturity of the area, the site and the property are very strong selling points.

It could appeal to a downsizing buyer looking for ground floor accommodation and gardens but equally to a trade up buyer looking for room to expand. Although well cared for the bungalow is somewhat dated and doesn’t have en suites so is likely to require updating and upgrading to suit modern tastes. Almost certain to want to improve on the F BER, a buyer has lots of space to make changes.

Brandon boasts maturity and privacy to appeal all

Accommodation in the south facing bungalow includes a spacious L-shape sitting room with two large windows overlooking the gardens at the front. It has carpeted flooring, a sloping pine ceiling and a stone fireplace.

Also L-shaped is a spacious breakfast room/lounge with a full height bay window and a stove. This room opens out into a kitchen with cream wall and floor presses, a sink and a double oven. Other accommodation includes a guest WC, a utility room and a bathroom with a shower and a bath. Three of the four carpeted bedrooms have built in wardrobes, the fourth has bookshelves and is used as a study.

Outside there are split level gardens with flower beds, a gravel patio, a stone flagged area and lawns enclosed by tall trees and planted with mature shrubs. The site also has unused scrubland.

VERDICT: The maturity and privacy of the house and site should prove a big draw


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