Trading up: Glanmire, Co cork €270,000

Sq m: 120 (1,288 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: D1

What’s in a name? The sales image for this 1980s bungalow really lives up to its name: the house is called Roseville, and to reinforce the impression a blooming pink rose is prominent in the main brochure picture.

This Roseville is in the Hermitage section of Glanmire, Co Cork, near the Cork-Dublin road (it’s by the M8 flyover north-east of Glanmire) and all services, and is a 30-odd year old four-bed family home with work done recently in insulation upgrades, with walls pumped and attic given an extra ‘duvet’ layer of warmth, but it has huge extra scope for extensions.

That’s according to the sales agents DNG Murphy Creedon, who point to the site of three-quarters of an acre as having scope for extensions, and already there are two garages, one set up as a utility room.

Right now, the accommodation is confined to main living room, kitchen/dining room, family bathroom and four beds, so no guest WC or en suite.

Typical of its time, it has oil heating (the burner is in the plumbed garage), and the house is quite bright, with a south-west aspect, and the grounds have a good selection of trees, shrubs — and some roses.

VERDICT: Option to go up or out, to grow it from its current 1,280 sq ft.


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