No 5 comes courting you

Tommy Barker says this 1970s large detached house in Ovens, Co Cork has been freshened up to move with the times.

MEET a Beverly that (to quote a certain former politician Pádraig Flynn talking about his daughter Beverley) that’s a class act.

1970s in origin, but worked on to update its vintage, is 5, Beverly Court, one of 20 or so large, detached houses near Ovens, west of Cork city.

Sizeable thanks to a considerable extension that took over an attached double garage, there’s now 3,000 sq ft of living area on a site of a third of an acre. It’s for sale with Frank Walsh of Property Partners O’Mahony Walsh, carrying a €470,000 asking price, and is, he says, a great trading-up option in the Ballincollig and western suburban hinterland, just off the ring road and by-pass network.

For its age, it’s got a good BER, a C2, and that reflects the on-going investment in its building fabric: the east side extension was added about 15 years ago. And, now, there’s also a well-sized rear sunroom by a sandstone-paved and landscaped terrace with pergola, garden walkways, shed, mature hedges and tree-d boundaries, plus car port, and a detached garage, with parking and turning area in front.

Inside, there’s a linked lounge/formal dining room with feature ’70s raised hearth and brick fireplace at its corner. The kitchen’s a decent 20’ by 15’ space with tiled floor and dark green oil-fired Aga, utility, and sitting room with open fireplace. Also to the side is a rear hall with separate access, ground floor shower room, bedroom no 5, and a staircase.

The rest of the first floor has four further bedrooms, two of them with en suites, as well as a main bathroom with Jacuzzi jetted bath.

VERDICT: Good all-round trading up option.


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