Trading up: Glanmire, Co Cork €395,000

“A really good buy,” is Jean Shanahan’s pitch for the five-bed, detached, No 8 Chestnut Meadows, in Glyntown, Glanmire. 

Size: 183sq m (1,975sq ft)

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 5 


“It is in superb internal and external condition,” the DNG Kevin Condon agent says, “and tastefully decorated, with the possibility to extend accommodation further by converting the attic and bringing the floor area up to 2,500 sq ft.

“It’s very impressive in appearance with one of my viewers asking “are they the mansion-type properties in the estate?”. “They are”, I replied!”

Earlier this year, a neighbouring property sold for €400,000 Ms Shanahan says and another, more recent sale made close to €438,000, so at the present guide price, No 8 is extremely good value, she adds.

With a low maintenance exterior, detached status and mature gardens, this is an ideal trading-up house, with enough bedrooms for family and guests. 

Number 8 comes with a lounge, family room, really good kitchen/ dining room with maple units, separate utility and guest bathroom.

The upper level has an en suite master bedroom, four more bedrooms and a main bathroom. There’s good parking in front and the house overlooks a green.

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