Tommy Barker reports on a fresh, modern, well-kept detached property on the market in Berrings.
Sq m 146 (1,578 sq ft)
THERE’S a country-style, half-door out the back of this Berrings home out on the Old Kerry Road from Cork, leading from the utility out to the paved back yard; but that apart, there’s hardly another half measure here.
Showing very well for its market launch is this detached family four-bed home on a half acre north west of Blarney.
In its original two-storey form, it’s quite a plain build, especially from the back, but it’s been lifted up visually by dint of a sunny, side add-on pergola and al fresco seating area off the kitchen/diner, and by a stone porch in front, marking the approach and welcome across a freshly graveled drive.
Estate agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald says she’s already got interest in this rural lifestyle option, close to services at locations like Donoughmore, Berrings and Tower.
Its condition is excellent, she says, fresh and modern, on very well-kept and planted grounds.
It’s got excellent interiors and finishes, a huge lawn for lively kids and a climbing/play frame.
There’s the half acre main space too for adults, with old rail sleeper-edged shrub beds.
Ms Healy says the balance between sleeping and day-time rooms is good, with one of its four bedrooms en suite, plus there’s pull-down stair access to a floored attic for storage.
At ground level there are two reception rooms, one front with open fireplace and wired for sound/home cinema, one back as a family den, plus a kitchen-diner that’s full-depth of the house, at 24’ by almost 12’.
There’s also a central hall with guest WC off, and a bright utility/laundry room behind, with that half door and long, garden views.
The kitchen/dining room has a slate tiled floor, and triple aspect, with painted oak Shaker units, and granite worktops on the island and some feature pulley lighting.
French doors open to the pergola to the side, facing west and part-planted up and with some bamboos in pots, plus there’s more permanent screening from the adjoining property, as well as mature boundaries across most of its half acre of grounds.
The property has a southerly aspect, looking over a country road to large fields and has neighbours on either side, with a long side avenue to another property to the rear.
Location is a 20-minute plus commute from Cork city, and closer still to Ballincollig and Blarney for seconday school, shops and more.
VERDICT: Very well presented for sale.
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