Trading up: Dooks, Kerry €275,000

Sq m: 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: NA

Set on a 1.3 acre site with views of the Blaskets is this large, all on the one level, home with four bedrooms at Ballycleave, near Dooks and Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry.

The smart, modern family home carries a price guide of €275,000 via agent David O’Driscoll who says the coastal aspected location is quiet, and the quality of the home is “exquisite”.

It was built with underfloor heating and this enables a lot of the main living space to have easy-keep tiled floors, without them seeming cold underfoot.

Three of the bedrooms, and one of the two living rooms, have 7” wide oak floor boards for a bit of contrast. The other 19’ by 12’ sitting room, off the kitchen, has a white tiled floor, and shiny black Stanley stove on a black and white fireplace and hearth. This room has French doors to an exterior wrap-around deck, while the kitchen has units in solid ash, and black granite on top.

The location is popular with holiday home buyers, retirees and lifestyle relocaters, while being only four kms from Killorglin, as well as easy to get to and from Killarney.

VERDICT: Put up your Dooks.


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