Trading up: Innishannon, Cork €350,000

Proximity to Cork city, an Innishannon area address, and a bit of land — that’s what got Lomond House under offer straight away, at its asking price, on first viewings, this week past.

Size: 160 (1,720 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: C2

Agent Andy Donoghue of Hodnett Forde (based further west, in Clonakilty, so he’s free-ranging here) has priced the detached two-story family home on a sizeable 4.3 acres at Ballymurphy (near Killeady and Crossbarry) at €350,000.

It’s now taken off at that sum after some open viewings, he says, and he reckons it’s only a c 15 minute spin back to Cork city’s western boundaries via Halfway/Ballinhassig.

It’s in good overall condition, inside and out, has a detached garage with roller door, gardens and privacy, and the bulk of the land is to the back, so could suit those into horticulture and hobby farming, horses or who just like ground to call their own.

Inside, the two-storey Lomond House has a simple and effective floor-plan with central hall, three reception rooms, back kitchen by a utility, and guest WC.

Overhead are four bedrooms ranged around a landing, a bedroom at each corner, and one of them is en suite.

The condition is excellent, says Mr Donoghue, who notes that it’s spacious inside and outside and that “properties of this quality and opportunity rarely come to the market.”

His viewers, and first bidder, appear to agree.

VERDICT: off at a trot, with acres to roam.


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