Detached home at friendly Oaks

THERE’S a strong community spirit in the Seven Oaks estate at Frankfield, Cork.

Neighbourhood pride is reflected in the standard of the communal areas and also in the general maintenance level of the houses.

People mix here — the odd party, seasonal barbies and a spot of communal cleaning create a bond that makes it an easy and comfortable place to live.

It’s part of the draw of the area and families looking for a convivial environment might give no 3, Seven Oaks a look-over.

This is a detached house, and according to Jeremy Murphy, there’s always a demand for standalone properties when they arise.

People who live here tend to trade up here, says Murphy, who has put a few of the houses in this estate through his hands. The most notable was the home of former city councillor, Peter Kelly, whose contemporary interior and funky gardens realised a price in the high five hundred thousands at the height of the boom.

By comparison, no 3 Seven Oaks is on the market at €470,000, a realistic valuation for the four-bed, says Murphy.

Immaculate inside and out, the house is one of just five in a row facing out on to a leafy green area, with the road beyond.

It has a large, landscaped site to the rear and good gardens to the front.

The main living rooms interconnect and there’s an eat-in kitchen, with attached utility, at the back.

An extra playroom/ study is just off the main hallway and overhead are four good beddrooms, with a mix of walk-in wardrobes, fitted robes and ensuite master.

Jeremy Murphy and Associates are the selling agents for this south Cork property.


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