Four-bed with harbour views a bungalow of bliss

AOIBHNEAS translated means blissfulness, which in the list of house names is not a bad moniker for one’s gaff.

And this dormer bungalow, ‘Aoibhneas’ overlooking Cork harbour at Glounthaune is already ahead in marketing on name value alone. The four-bed, dormer bungalow is up for sale with local auctioneer, Don Murphy at around €500,000 and with spring in the air, he’s expecting trading-up interest. Located in what he describes as one of the better areas of Glounthaune, Lower Annemount, the house has water views from part of the site and is a five-minute walk from the village. And, the hamlet had the distinction of having had Lady Gaga stop by for a bite and drink at the Rising Tide bar/restaurant, during her Irish tour last year.

But houses stand on their appointments and their feel and this house offers a decent 2,000 square feet of space, with a great selection of rooms at ground floor level, a decent, one-third acre site, and a style that’s attractive and low-key. Then, there’s a bus stop at the door, a commuter rail link to town and a leafy, south-facing location with great views.

Blissful indeed.


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