Luxury and style in abundance in Midleton home

You can tell this lavish home was completed and kitted out at the height of the boom, writes Trish Dromey.

Midleton, Co Cork €525,000

Size: 371 sq m (4,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


You could easily guess that this detached dormer bungalow at Glentane near Midleton was built in 2008 – it has all the high quality trappings of the boom.

Finished to a high, no-expense-spared standard, the 4,000 sq ft property has chandelier-style lighting, marble fireplaces, waterfall effect shower fittings, and a warm, B2 energy rating.

Luxury and style in abundance in Midleton home

The extravagant inventory includes two tonnes of Crema Marfil tiles in the kitchen, five and a half tonnes of solid oak flooring as well as two and a quarter tonnes of limestone, slate, terracotta and marble tiles.

The owners commissioned steel replicas of traditional cast iron radiators and used Victorian style paneled doors and mouldings.

The result is a beautifully-finished house with 8½’ ceilings which combines contemporary style and comfort with the elegance of period style features.

Generous living space includes both a reception room and a drawing room with stoves, as well as a huge kitchen/dining room with stylish cream units and an oak island.

Luxury and style in abundance in Midleton home

There’s a WC, which the owners with wonderful Victorian style euphemism describe as a ‘powder room’, as well as a pantry/boot room.

At ground level there are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite. The main bathroom has a roll-top bath, a large shower and a separate powder room. 

In the first-floor attic space there’s a huge family room and two large oak-floored rooms, described as potential bedrooms.

Located seven miles from Midleton, the property is on a five-acre site with grazing for ponies and three quarters of an acre of orchard planted with 40 trees Guiding at €525,000, it’s on the market with Collins O’Meara auctioneers who say that because of the high-spec finish and the five acres site, it is getting noticed.

VERDICT: Luxury, style and space for ponies


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