Go on, buy it by Brook or by hook

BUILT in a leafy hollow just outside Kilumney in Co Cork, Brookhaven fits the bill for the big, one-off, beloved of growing families.

It has 3,000 sq ft already and then there’s the attic space and an acre of grounds surrounding the house.

And this ends in a babbling brook where a square deck has been placed to take in the peaceful surroundings and the last of the evening’s rays.

Just a skip from the village, Brookhaven is a five minute drive to Ballincollig and has the bypass road close by, which makes it very accessible for city workers.

With EMC just up the road, this house should have a broad pool of viewers. It’s on the market with joint agents, John Barry of Keane Mahony Smith and Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald for offers in the region of €750,000.

Designed to maximise the flow of light, it comes with interconnecting rooms, including a sitting room, living room and a big, maple kitchen with island unit. Its formal dining room is accessed through double doors, which in turn leads into the sunroom.

The first floor has an impressive and elaborate, gallery landing, around which are ranged four bedrooms, with two large rooms in the attic. The master and second bedroom are en suite and the remaining rooms are doubles which share a big bathroom.

Grounds are fully laid out and the house has a very private location on the Crossbarry road.


A Courtmacsherry neighbour, Kathy Gannon tells me that when the tide is out, the vast acres of clean, grey mud of the bay reflect the sun in splendour in the clear, sharp air.Damien Enright: ‘How enchanting for humanity that we have birds’

It is hard to believe today but the former island of Ringarogy in West Cork was once home to around 800 people.Islands of Ireland: Ring a Ringarogy

Esther N McCarthy paints a pretty picture with her January picks, along with cool ideas for fridges and lunchboxesWishlist: Fridges and lunchboxes make our list of January picks

Maturity isn’t a good fit for every rapper (see: Kanye’s bedraggled coming-to-Jesus phase). But through 2018 it was working a treat for former bad boy — and Ariana Grande’s ex — Mac Miller. But then his story turned to tragedy as that September, the 26 year-old died of an accidental drug overdose.Review: Mac Miller - Circles

More From The Irish Examiner