A Wyndham wonder in Ballincollig

Ballincollig, Cork €385,000
Size: 233 sq m (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: D
Best feature: Size and location

Tucked off what used to be the old Cork/Macroom road and with a big open green space to its front, no 3 Wyndham Lawn has a very private site, back and front.

One of just a handful of big, detached houses in a cul-de-sac location, it’s a new market entry with Frank Walsh of O’Mahony Walsh Auctioneers who gives a guide price of €385,000 for the substantial five-bed.

Facing east/west, and with an integrated sunroom, top and bottom, there’s a surprising range of rooms here — for every aspect of the day as the sun travels around the house. And the design would also chime nicely with a modern makeover — put vintage sixties furniture here, throw down some polished timber flooring and you’re good to go.

There’s a main sitting room with a rectangular shape to the front, just off the main hallway. Between kitchen and drawing room is a formal dining room and new owners could possibly open up the space to create a huge kitchen/dining/ living, as the present kitchen stretches right across the back.

The space also includes a good utility, guest bathroom and a snug, which could also link through to the sunroom/porch entrance to the front, giving all day sunshine. This is mirrored overhead, where there’s a top floor sunroom area and a bedroom behind it with the same depth of windows — this is a very bright morning room.

The house is meticulously maintained and the bones are great, with huge family space. You get five decent bedrooms here and the master is en suite — and a main bathroom, but again, a bit of knocking through could create a luxe master suite and dressing room with the right designer.

Gardens are mature and the rear garden isn’t overlooked. Also, access to Ballincollig is a mere walk and town is a whizz on the bypass — and places elsewhere.

VERDICT: Well worth a look, ready-to-go houses of this size and location are rare enough in Ballincollig. A great family home.


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