Rural retreat ... and what landscaping

MOUNDS of work, literally, have gone into the acres of landscaping with this recently-built rural retreat.

A new market arrival at Ballydesmond in north Cork and on the Kerry border, is Glencollins, a two-storey, four-bed, quality-built home in the heart of Sliabh Luachra territory. It is the sort of property you could profitably spend all day enjoying or making work for yourself at, as it has two stables, tack room, double garage (39’×18’), plus a sand arena.

It is on four acres, with three acres in paddocks for grazing and the odd gallop, and one acre landscaped.

And, what landscaping! It includes a natural stream, ponds, a waterfall, banks of planting, paths and stone walls, all hemmed in by mature hardwoods. Windows too are hardwood, appropriately as the Munster Joinery factory is in the parish.

The house itself is a well-built two-storey with feature stone bay windows, two reception rooms, kitchen/diner, utility, guest WC, and overhead one of the four bedrooms is en suite.

Killarney, Tralee and Mallow are all within a half hour’s drive, as is the horse capital of Millstreet. Guide price with joint agents Joe McCarthy of Irish and European and Ger Carmody of Tralee is €500,000. Just bring your horse, of course.


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