Trading up: Curraghbeg, Ovens €330,000

Sq m: 213 (2,300 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: N/A

Views over Inniscarra lake and reservoir come from on high, at this Curraghbeg, Ovens bungalow in Cork’s Lee Valley.

The large, 2,300 sq ft four/five-bed dormer home on a 1.25 acre site has plenty of space inside, rolling lawns, and the foundations in place for a second, further dwelling on the grounds, with full planning granted for a 3,500 sq ft build,.

There’s an above-standard finish inside the 1990-built dash finished dormer bungalow, with some Junkers flooring in living areas, the two main reception rooms have wood-burning stoves, and the ground level has two bedrooms, a utility, guest WC, a gym, or optional bedroom five. The two upstairs bedrooms are both en suite, with a main bathroom also upstairs

Joint agents Brian Olden of Cohalan Downing and Kevin O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan Estates guide the house, large grounds and site at €330,000, and say the location’s private, with electric access gates, tended grounds, large garden shed and a tool shed. It’s a five minute spin from Ballincollig via the Wood Road.

VERDICT: Large home on decent grounds.


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