Trading up: Donoughmore, Blarney, €319,000

Known as ‘the Master’s House,’ this Firmount home by Donoughmore, north west of Blarney and Cork City, combines old world roots, with more modern comforts.

Built 125 years ago, and on a very nice mature site a short walk from a national school, there’s quite a lot on offer here, including well over 2,000 sq ft of home, a work shed, a large, lofted garage with overhead accommodation, and the fruits of refurbishment work done internally to the main, south-facing home in the early 2000s.

Painted a cheery pale blue externally, the four-bedroomed Master’s House “has old world charm and modern fittings and comforts, with a new roof and it’s fully insulated,” says Blarney-based estate agent Robert Harkin, who guides this autumn market arrival at €319,000, and it’s likely now to find interest stepping up as spring arrives.

Accommodation here spans two reception rooms, one off the kitchen past a feature brick wall/ope, with a solid fuel stove on a Liscannor hearth in a brick alcove, and the second reception is also set up for a stove. 

The country-style kitchen has a Belfast ceramic sink, integrated stainless steel appliances in Shaker units, and there’s also a gable end/side sunroom opening out to a deck, with low brick wall, large glazed porch by the front door, main bathroom, and four beds, one en-suite. 

VERDICT: A bit of class.

Donoughmore, Blarney


Size: 204 sq m (2,200 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms: 4



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