Togher/Wilton on doorstep of Airport Hill Cork home

Tommy Barker says this already extended property, Alderbrook, is ready for take-off.

A rear extension to 5 Alderbrook has given this dormer home extra room to spread out and colonise, as well as giving it that much-in-demand open plan kitchen/living/dining space.

Up above Togher and Wilton at Lehenaghmore, on the back of Cork’s Airport Hill, there’s a few different detached dormer home variations here at Alderbook, facing onto a communal, pitch-sized green.

Site sizes here in the main are generous too, far larger than you’d get in the suburbs five minutes below, and now No 5 Alderbrook - priced at €360,000 by Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry Fitzgerald - has 1,800 sq ft of upgraded internal living space.

Largest room is the 25’ by 16’ kitchen/dining room, with high gloss cream and walnut kitchen units, island and porcelain tiled floor.

Separately, there’s a front-to-back living room 23’ deep and 11’ wide, with imperial purple decor touches and a TV/sound system built into a chimney breast.

Across the hall is a small reception room, with open fireplace and the ground floor’s accommodation is rounded out by an en suite bedroom No 4.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms, two of them doubles, and a main family bathroom and the dormer section allows for eaves storage.

Externally, No 5 has plenty of car parking space, and there’s a detached garage with utility section at it back, rear and side patios, with scope for a colourful raised bed, just needing planting up.

Location is half a mile up the hill from Togher cross, near shops, schools, church and the ring road is a few minutes’ further away via Sarsfield’s Road.

VERDICT: Already extended, so No 5’s good to go; all a new owner might want to do is some softening/landscaping.

Lehenaghmore, Cork €360,000

Sq m: 167 (1,800 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

BER Rating: C2


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