Trading up: Ovens, Cork €450,000

Ovens is always hot to trot, and No 2 could well get a family trading up out of nearby Ballincollig.

Size: 185sq m (1,992sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 


Smart order inside and outside, on a site of more than 0.4 of an acre, and a setting close to Ovens just west of Cork’s Ballincollig should see viewing interest hot up in the winter weeks’ run up to Christmas at 2, Crannog Close.

This four-bed dormer home, with Dutch-style hipped roof, has two of its four beds at ground levels by the main bathroom, two more upstairs either side of a central landing, with one en suite, and is priced at €450,000 by its selling agent Norma Healy, of Sherry FitzGerald who describes it as an impressive family home.

It’s close to EMC/Dell, a national school, GAA club and the main Cork-Kerry/Macroom road, but the site gives it great privacy, with a raised feature patio in a distant corner by a steel shed.

Internally, the house has three distinct reception rooms — mostly quite separate — with a front sitting room with a gas fire, rear kitchen with double doors to a dining room, and then there’s an arch from the dining room to a sun room with a slightly vaulted ceiling with beams, and a further gas stove, while the overall central heating is also gas fired.

VERDICT: Ovens is always hot to trot, and No 2 could well get a family trading up out of nearby Ballincollig


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