Three homes in one offers country living not so far from the city

Tommy Barker views a well-built 1970s home which has benefited from two significant extensions. 

THERE’s almost a three-way split personality to Basone, a family-friendly extended bungalow, on the cusp of Cork city, at Springmount in Carrigrohane, near the popular rural valley-based pitch and putt club called Rocklodge.

On the one hand, parts of this comfortable bungalow have strong reminders of its 1970s origins, such as parana pine ceiling and a polished parquet, herringbone floor plus stone fireplace, such as in one of its three reception rooms.

It has been extended and had sections upgraded since, though, around the 1990s, while a far more recently added gloss kitchen adds yet another layer of interior decor and finish contrasts. 

And, doffing a cap to the US White House, the agents say the vendors have had great playroom use out of Basone’s ‘west wing’.

And, for the sum of €430,000 or so (the current offer), new owners can get their hands on all its attributes, spanning 2,400 sq ft, all on a site just short of 0.3 acre on a quiet country road, 15 minutes from Cork city, with forestry and valley view to the front and south facing to the back, by a farm, and also within easy reach are Blarney, Cloghroe and Hollyhill for Apple employees, plus Ballincollig too.

Selling agent is Trevor O’Sullivan of Coldwell Banker Carlton Estates, who says the unusually named five-bed Basone is well-presented “in a stunning countryside setting.

“All modern needs are addressed,” Mr O’Sullivan adds, “the attic is floored and insulated, there’s an en suite master bedroom, a large garage, three reception rooms and a new turnkey kitchen. It’s a perfect match for people trading up or looking for a countryside setting but close to the city centre.”

VERDICT: Country living, light.

Carrigrohane, Cork

€400,000 (offer now at €430,000)

Size: 223 sq m (2,400 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3


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