Trading up: Aherla, Cork €450,000

The several dozen houses out at Bridevalley, in Cork’s Aherla, are big, wide builds, and when it comes to No 29, it has extras on the side, and on top.

Built a decade ago, and set by the entrance to the scheme west of the city and Ballincollig, it’s on what’s the largest site here, about a quarter acre, and is owned by a plumber, who’s made his own impact on its specifications, such as geothermal sourced underfloor heating, plus oil back-up, solar panels, pressurised water system, and lots of bathrooms, five in all. Inside especially, it’s a cracker, says estate agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald.

Trading up: Aherla, Cork €450,000

Resales here are few and far between, as they’re of a size that will accommodate a family right up to the empty nest times, and this 2,700 sq ft five-bed (with four en suites) is guided at €450,000. The last sale here showing up on the Price Register was No 39 Bridevalley, which went for sale in 2013 guiding €345,000 and which sold in 2014 for €325,000.

Trading up: Aherla, Cork €450,000

No 29 has a detached garage, privately and securely set behind a wall and gate on the grounds, and inside its has two main quality reception rooms, a sun room, utility, guest WC plus a large, open plan kitchen/breakfast room with pale timber units.

Also done differently here is the master bedroom, larger, . and with a proper en suite bathroom and a dressing area.

VERDICT: Top notch interior and finishes on tap.


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