Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

There’s almost grazing for a pet pony or two to be had at the Ballincollig suburban home at 69, Old Court, thanks to its setting at the end of a cul de sac.

The detached four-bed home within the overall Greenfields development west and south of Ballincollig has 1,327 sq ft, with seemingly acres of lawn outside...well, large at least in housing estate terms and scale.

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

It’s perfect for a family with lively children, or pets, or who have things like boats or hobby gear to store, and even more so it’s well-sized and well-set for those who might want to extend now, or some time in the future, as you could build on in almost any direction, subject to planning permission.

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald says the gardens have a south and west aspect, there’s plenty of off-street parking, and the back has two sheds.

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Internally, the two-storey house with its fourth bedroom in a rear annex over a projecting kitchen is in spotless order, says Ms Healy, and rooms include a front reception with bay window and gas fire in an imposing columned surround, a double aspect rear family room linking via an arch to the dining/kitchen which has painted units, and there’s a utility, and a guest WC. Overhead, one of the four bedrooms is en suite, with front bay window.

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

VERDICT: A very generous amount of ground comes with No 69


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