TRADING UP: Glanmire, Cork €475,000

Commanding views over Sallybrook and the wooded valley above Glanmire come with this split-level, large family home.

Size: 217 sq m (2,310sq ft)

Bathrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 6


Up for sale with a €475,000 AMV via agent Barry Nagle of Global Properties is this well-sized, c 2,300 sq ft family home, with six bedrooms, and four en suite bathrooms.

Given its span of accommodation (plus, more than, it’s ideal for a large family, or could earn its passage as a guesthouse or even an airbnb, Mr Nagle suggests.

It’s set on a sloping, elevated and tiered site at Sallybrook and its grounds which back into mature greenery have enough concrete drive for lots of cars to park and turn, so again ticks boxes for older families, or when guests call or stay.

It has its bedrooms spread over two internal levels, including a lower ground level, and there’s also a 20’ by 14’ double aspect lounge with wood floor and feature fireplace, leading to a similar sized kitchen, with marble tiled floor, fitted units and the lower level has a utility, and what’s described as a guest dining room.

Heating is via oil, it has a C3 BER, and in addition to all the residential accommodation there’s also a 180 sq ft garage.

VERDICT: On the high-up fringes of Glanmire, it’s well worth a view, says the Global Properties agent


We hear a lot about the geese, ducks and swans that arrive here from colder climes for the winter, but much less about smaller birds that come here to escape harsher conditions in northern Europe.Keep an eye out for redwings this winter

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