Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €375,000

Sq m: 153 (1,650 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: C3

This could be your perfect home, say Sherry FitzGerald, of 5 Marwood Avenue in Cork’s Glanmire. Estate agents Gillian McDonnell and Ann O’Mahony seek €375,000 for the pristine home, on equally pristine gardens, and say it’s of showhouse quality, home to the house proud, with distinctive interior touches.

It’s one of just six detached houses in this cluster in this popular O’Flynn Construction development, by a green a cul d sac, and so is a real box-ticker for families looking to trade up, within a safe estate environment.

It has two main reception rooms, front and back, each with good fireplaces with rear patio access from French doors, with a play room/den to the front.

The 15’ by 12’ kitchen is possibly the best room, with distinctive marble floor with small tiles, and another feature that’s testament to good workmanship is the warm brick wall backdrop to the kitchen units and corner oven/hob. Worktops are black granite, and the sink’s a large Belfast one.

Overhead No 5 has three doubles and one single bedroom, the master’s en suite and the family bathroom has wood-panelled walls. The back garden is quite stand-out, walled-in and private, very well planted and with winding gravel paths around a lush curvy lawn. There’s gated side access, and a block-built shed.

VERDICT: A good ‘un.


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