Trading up: Courtbrack, Blarney €469,000

Horses meet houses out at a spot like Foxes Bridge, just north of Blarney and Tower, and Cork City too.

Size: 298sq m (3,200sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 4 

Bedrooms: 5 


Here, in the wider Courtbrack Blarney hinterland, estate agent Robert Harkin has Fiddlers’ Brook up for sale, with three stables, land, landscaped gardens, and a fair prairie of internal space too — no less than 3,200 sq ft.

Mr Harkin’s recent market listing at €469,000 is a wide, double-fronted bungalow with central sheltered and paved patio approach between the embrace of matching wings left and right, and inside is a spacious home with up to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen with range cooker, and several reception rooms, one with a chimney-breast as a central room dividing feature, and different fireplaces either side of the central fire basket .

It’s all in very good condition, says the selling agent of this c1980s build, and apart from the house which is very wheelchair accessible, there’s 2.5 acres of land with post and rail paddock fence, three boxes for horses, and a multi-purpose stand-alone studio/home office/gym.

With lovely country side views, Fiddler’s Brook is set above the road and Shournagh river, 10 minutes form Blarney.

VERDICT: Tally home to Fiddlers’ Brook


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