Trading up: Coolmore, Carrigaline, €340,000

This four-bed, 2,000 sq ft bungalow at Coolmore, between Carrigaline and Currabinny in Cork’s harbour area, is a fine home for a family.

But its 0.51-acre site makes it stand-out: not only are there very attractive gardens, with mature trees, including copper beeches, but there may even be site potential for a further build.

So says estate agent, Steven Browne, who has recently taken on the Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan Carrigaline office, and who prices this very well-kept, 28-year old, single-storey home at €340,000.

One of its four bedrooms is en suite, there are two reception rooms and kitchen/diner, plus utility, guest WC and main family bathroom, with a wide, sunny terrace to the front, with patio door access to a living room.

Decades of garden care and planting mean privacy, much maturity and colour and feature areas, and, as the house owns the approach avenue to it from the public road, there’s a possibility of a second house site on the half-acre, an option some bidders might want to explore with planners, says Mr Browne.

The location makes it an easy commute to Cork City and the airport, while Carrigaline is six kilometres away, for schools and services, and gorgeous Currabinny is only a few miles away for woodland walks and harbour vistas.

Coolmore, Carrigaline, €340,000

Size: 184sq m (2,000 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms: 4 


VERDICT: Gardens could yield up more than colour.


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