TRADING UP: Carrignavar, Cork - €425,000

Although Marlfield is only a couple of decades old, its high standard of finish and in particular its furnishings almost gives this dormer home the feel of a period property.

Carrignavar, Cork €425,000

Size: 203 sqm (2,175 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 4/5

BER: C2

Set at Knockaboy, Carrignavar about a 15 minute spin north of Cork city, this is an aesthetically-pleasing dormer with a sympathetic mix of brick facades, some painted render, and red tile roofs blending with the brick for a wholly mellow appearance.

Red brick also features by the entrance pillars, along the low approach garden walls, and even on the detached, tall-hatted red-tile roofed garage, which is plumbed and has a WC.

Set out on its elevated sloping rural site with sweeping valley views, mellow Marlfield is guided at €475,000 by selling agent Conor Lynch of James G Coughlan Associates, who say it’s a lovely home just short of 2,200 sq ft, and with the option of a fifth ground floor bedroom or study.

Lending a sense of grace to the build is the proportion of the combined 28’ by 18’ drawing and dining room, plus there’s a family room, modern kitchen, utility, and ground floor WC.

Overhead, under sloping ceilings, the master bedroom is en suite, and there’s a main bathroom plus secondary WC/shower room for the others to share.

Maintenance levels have been high, internally and externally in the lawned and shrubbed gardens, with cobble paths around the house and patios.

VERDICT: Fresh looking and ready for a trading up family to savour



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