Trading up: Ballincollig, Cork €435,000

Some home hunters’ days of roaming the range will be up at Dunroamin House, in Cork’s Kilnaglory, near Ballincollig.

It’s one of the those ‘more than first meets the eye’ homes, says John Barry, associate director with Frank V Murphy & Co auctioneers as he notices a certain trend when families come to view.

“The women tend to go straight to the house, and the men to the sheds,” he quips — and, well, granny or grandad can potter along too, as there’s a granny flat as well.

On a decent 0.8 of an acre site out near Ballinora GAA, south of the Ballincollig bypass, Dunroamin House is, indeed, deceptive, and recently upgraded, with a good C2 BER.

With 1,600 sq ft, it has two of its four bedrooms en suite, has three reception rooms plus conservatory, kitchen, utility, and store.

There’s also a granny flat with living room, kitchen, bedroom, and two bathrooms, plus, nearby a garage.

Then, to the end of the site (with two access points) is a complex of stables/four loose boxes, plus two block-built sheds, each of c 600 sq ft, so room for horses, dogs, or hobbies, but the grazing will have to be sourced locally.

VERDICT: Roaming dun and dusted.


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