This Cloughduv home is a big deal, inside and out

Large four-bed home in Cloughduv offers the chance to snap up a rare resell just beyond suburbia.

Cloughduv, Cork 

Price: €395,000

Size: 190 sq m (2,047 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


Best Feature: Family friendly

You get a big block of a four-bed home, punching in just over 2,000 sq ft, all for under €400k at 3, Carrig Aoil.

This scheme of c 28 detacheds, a few miles west of Cork city and Ballincollig off the Macroom/Kerry road, dates to the early 2000s, and at the time offered families looking to trade up west of the city the chance to get very decent sized homes, on large sites.

It’s been fulfilling that brief ever since, and resales are rare enough, says Norma Healy, a director at Sherry FitzGerald, and a number have been extended and upgraded even further since, so there’s probably some diversity in their values.

No 5 Carrig Aoil shows up on the Price Register for 2013, at €420,000, and No 1 sold in 2015 for €265,000.

No 26 went for sale in 2015, guiding €430,000 and had very good garden when it featured here at the time, and is currently marked for sale at a reduced price of €410,000.

No 3’s Carrig Aoil’s is guided at €395,000, which equates to €192 per square foot, and is on a site of 0.23 of an acre, which includes a detached garage, the gardens are good and there’s a feature sandstone patio area with part-pergola uprights and brackets for climbing plants, all with a low surround of box hedging.

Internally, this two-storey detached has four first floor bedrooms, two of which are en suite with main, four-piece family bathroom back up, and at ground there’s a double aspect dining room, a double aspect sitting room with fireplace and patio access, playroom/study/den, kitchen with pale, Shaker-style units and breakfast area in a sun room rear add-on, plus utility and there’s also a guest WC.

Condition is good, inside and out, the grounds are marked out by mature hardwood trees by the entrance, all of Cloughduv’s village’s amenities are within a walk and Cork city’s western suburbs are 15 minutes by car, via the Ballincollig bypass.

VERDICT: Summer’s coming, so new owners could be dining al fresco in a few months’ time by the patio and pergola.


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