An ideal trader upper

Glounthaune, Cork €650,000
Size: 278 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER: B3 

IT’S expected that Coulea House in Cork’s Glounthaune will whet the appetite of some of the trader uppers, who have begun to reappear in some strength after several years of hibernation.

A four-bed detached house with 3,000 sq ft of space east of the city, Coulea was built in 2006, at a time when trader uppers were everywhere, spend standards and levels of specification were high and the demand for spacious, well-finished detached homes on large sites was strong.

Guiding at €650,000, Coulea House is on a site of just under an acre and is being sold by Jean Shanahan of DNG Condon Murphy.

She says the interest level in this house – and in large detached houses in general – has been good in recent times.

“After a month on the market we have an offer of the guide price of €395,000 on a 2,500 sq ft house at Glyntown in Glanmire and we recently sold a large detached house in Carrigtwohill for almost €60,000 more than the asking price of €360,000,” she observes.

The proof that Glounthaune, a few miles east of the city, is popular with trader uppers can be seen from the fact that two large houses in the highly-regarded Cois Cuain development by Lanes nearby sold for €690,000 and €675,000 in August.

Privacy is part of the attraction, and Coulea House on its 0.8 acre can offer this with extensive lawned gardens accessed by an electric gate.

Inside the décor is modern and neutral and the standard of finish is high. Living space includes a beech-floored lounge with a marble fireplace as well as a carpeted family room with another marble fireplace.

The kitchen/dining room at the rear is spacious with painted units, granite worktops and a centre island.

There’s also a living room with beech flooring, a utility room, a guest toilet and a sunroom opening out on to decking at the back.

The master bedroom on the first floor is generously proportioned and has an en suite as well as a good-sized dressing room with fitted wardrobes.

The property has three more bedrooms, including one en suite, as well as a bathroom.

As might be expected of a house of this size built at this time, it has a double 560 sq ft garage as well as a large decked area and a patio.

Ms Shanahan says the location as well as the quality and size of the house are the selling points. It’s two kilometers from Glounthaune church and 11 km or a 20 minute drive from the city centre and it’s close to Little Island Business Park. 

VERDICT: Rural and roomy, without being isolated.


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