Kinsale home a shoe-in

This detached home boasts an impressive walk-in wardrobe and gym as part of its attraction.

Mellifontstown, Kinsale

Size: 269 sq m (2,900 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

BER: Pending

This attractive detached property at Mellifontstown near Kinsale offers space and a good address — as well as an upstairs room that will gladden the heart of any shoe-loving fashionista.

The fifth bedroom has been turned into a dressing room which resembles a clothes display area in a high-end department store, while built-in wardrobes which occupy two of the walls have been specially designed and built by the owner, who is a welder and hobby carpenter. These are open wardrobes with lighting, shoe shelving, space for accessories and display cases for favourite shoes, complete with small chandelier and down lights: yes, you can go to the ball.

Kinsale home a shoe-in

This 15 sq metre carpeted room offers space and comfort for the making of those all-important clothes decisions, and the owner will never again have to rummage for something to wear in a dark, narrow wardrobe.

As well as offering a room for the fashion-loving female and ( at the risk of stereotyping) this house also offers something extra for the man who wants to keep fit. Above the detached garage on the grounds is a very well equipped gym.

Some houses have two or three pieces of equipment but this one has an exercise bike, a rowing machine, two spin bikes, and a cross trainer. All of these as well as a boxing grade punching bag can be included in the sale.

Kinsale home a shoe-in

Located three miles from Kinsale on the Cork side, the 2,900 sq ft dormer bungalow is across the road from Kinsale Golf Club. It has views of surrounding countryside and the tenth fairway of the golf club can be seen from the windows in the master bedroom.

Built in 2002 the property is timber floored, well kept and modern.

The largest room is a kitchen dining room which has pine units, granite worktops and integrated appliances, including an American style fridge.

There’s also a living room and a dining room which are both very spacious have pine flooring, ceiling cornicing and fireplaces.

At this level the property also has a utility area with pine units and a tiled guest bathroom.

The property has two downstairs bedrooms with pine flooring and en suites.

Upstairs there are two more bedrooms including one with an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. This is also the location of the well equipped dressing room.

Outside there is half an acre of landscaped gardens enclosed by hedging.

The property has lawns at front side and rear, as well as a large graveled parking area at the front. To the rear there’s a spacious paved courtyard as well as a raised decking area and some shrub beds.

The large two-storey garage is located behind the property. Measuring over 48 sq metres this has an electric roller shutter door. The overhead gym has solid maple flooring, multiple power points for the equipment and a tiled shower room for post exercise ablutions.

Guiding at €525,000 the property is being sold by Mark Gosling of Beehan, Irwin & Gosling auctioneers, based in Cork city.

Mr Gosling says that the demand for large detached houses is on the increase, and that a Kinsale address is proving as popular as ever. However, there’s a very limited amount of suitable trading up family home options on the town’s local market (see also Kinsale’s Admirals Walk home p4.)

VERDICT: Dressed to impress.


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