Thornbury’s a family affair

THERE’S room enough – and well-proven – for almost any trading up family in the Douglas area in Thornbury, off the South Douglas Road in the cul de sac Trabeg Lawn.

It has already served to rear a family of 11 children, including one set of twins, with just 13 years in age between them. Now, that’s heavy duty parenting.

Home to builder Jerry O’Driscoll and his brood since he built it in the 1970s, it is now being sold with the family all reared and moved on.

Now that Thornbury comes up for sale with a €725,000 asking price, it has had virtually a full 2010 makeover: new insulation, heating, kitchen and utility, new built-ins, new flooring, doors and bathrooms, even walls were moved to open up space – and it is all rock solid.

It fits in its surprising 2,450 sq ft of space thanks to having three floors, with a lower ground floor ideal for children, fitting in a study space, and a 28’ by 10’ games room, plus large utility space and with garden access.

The ‘main’ ground floor now has an oak-floored 30’ by almost 12’ formal living room, running front to back in the house, a large kitchen/dining room, everything brand new, guest WC and new utility, and side access to the low-level back garden, and there’s a guest loo off the birth entry hall. A few rooflights recently installed in the airy landing above flood the core space with light.

Upstairs proper, there are five bedrooms, two with en suites, and built-ins are new as well, while the attic is floored and easily coverted for more living space if required. Upstairs bathrooms are good, with power showers, and the family bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath.

Selling agent Clare O’Sullivan of Savills rightly describes it as a quality, walk-in job, with new flooring and carpets, re-painted, with a secure back garden.


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