Trading up: Ballinhassig, Cork, €425,000

There’s lots of building and home to be had at Glengarra, an extended bungalow with granny flat, at Rigsdale, Ballinhassig, west of Cork city. 

In fact, not only is there at least 2,500 sq ft inside, it’s on 2.6 acres of land, all within a 15 minute drive from the city, along a back road from Halfway to Kinsale.

Glengarra’s new to market with Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald carrying a €425,000 asking price, and although it appears a bit dated inside, he says it’s in good condition, as well as being bright and spacious.

There’s just over 2,000 sq ft in the main five-bed section (with two en-suite bathrooms) while the self-contained granny flat element adds almost another 500 sq ft.

It’s well set back from the public road, past stone entrance pillars and a long drive, and there’s also a detached garage and store, while the grounds are private, and in two paddocks.

Rooms include a large lounge with garden views, and a view into the kitchen via serving hatch, there’s a study/playroom, family room with fireplace, kitchen with oak units, plus utility.

Gardens sloping south surround the house, with separate rose garden.

VERDICT: Good scope for modernising, there’s already plenty of internal accommodation in Glengarra and the amount of land that it comes with is a bonus.


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