Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €289,000

A rear extension, plus an attic conversion should put 52 Upper Glencairn on the radar of buyers looking to trade up with a growing family in Cork’s Glanmire, and greater region. 

Size: 136sq m (1,464sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


But, it’s not just the fact that No 52 has over 1,450 sq ft now (and, that’s excluding the attic), the clincher is the quality of what’s been done, and the interiors, says impressed selling agent Jeremy Murphy.

He has just started open viewings at No 52 in recent days, is going to be busy after this weekend with follow-ups, and Mr Murphy predicts the now-open plan main family space is what will prove most persuasive in getting bidding going.

Originally built in the late 1990s and semi-detached, it feels more modern as a result of the investment and is in a good, accessible and popular Glanmire location too, in a cul de sac, by a green, thus ticking even more would-be buyer boxes. 

Rooms include a comfortable lounge, a bright linked kitchen/dining/living room with large wall of glass to the rear, relatively compact west-facing back garden and patio, and there’s a guest WC. 

One of its four first floor bedrooms is en suite, there’s a family bathroom, and lots of scope higher up again, in a dormer-style attic conversion Overall condition is top notch, with an interiors flair.

VERDICT: a much-loved and improved family home


Frits Potgieter is General Manager with Muckross Park Hotel and Spa.You've Been Served: Frits Potgieter, Muckross Park Hotel and Spa

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