A home that grew with the family: Glounthaune, Cork €400,000

Sq m 224 (2,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: D1

WELCOME to Woodlands, the house that grew with its family.

Built in 1970, the detached home at Annmount, Glounthaune was extended over two levels in the late 1980s as the family swelled to six children– and, as a result, it now has six bedrooms.

It’s now downsizing time for the occupants, and estate agent Kevin Barry of Barry Estates guides the 2,400 sq ft house on a half acre with Cork harbour view at an even €400,000.

It’s a distinctive design mix, with black slate-hung upper section over a lower, white-painted render: it won’t win beauty contests, for the southern facade at least, but it scores highly on the space, rooms, aspect and location criteria fronts.

It fits in three reception rooms (several with dual aspect), a wrap-around sun-room foyer-like entrance with pine-sheeted ceiling, kitchen with pine units and tile floor, and utility plus guest WC.

Upstairs, five of the bedrooms are doubles, the master is en suite, and there are two bathrooms.

The mature site slopes down from the house to the south, with good parking on the northern, approach side. Setting is in a cul de sac of just three homes, five minutes from the Lee tunnel, says Mr Barry, and it’s near Glounthaune’s national school, church, shop, bar and restaurant.

The extended 1970 two-storey home has oil heating, double glazing, two open fires in reception rooms, and decent D1 BER rating.

VERDICT: Bright house, big garden, and plenty of bedrooms to go around for all family members.


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