Trading up: Killaloe, Tipperary €330,000

Sq m: 250 (2,700 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/6 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: —

The layout at 17, Cullinagh, by the twin Shannon villages of Killaloe and Ballina takes some getting used to — there’s bedroom options over four levels, with scope for up to six bedrooms in total.

Sort of a topsy-turvy, architect-designed home, it has a top floor entirely given over to a master bedroom suite, with a spa-like bathroom with enclosed steam/sauna shower, and a large jetted hot-tub bath. The suite also has a walk-in wardrobe, large sleeping section and access to a veranda deck with lake views (there’s also access to attic storage)

The next level down houses two more bedrooms, both of them en suite, and the ground floor also has a bedroom by a bathroom. Keep going down, though, to the lower ground level and there’s scope for two more bedrooms — one room has been used as a salon up to now and there’s external access as well to this section of the 2,700 sq ft home.

A modern design, on a half acre site in a cul de sac section of one-offs, No 17 is all about the views, just a row back from the water’s edge.

Estate agent Gillian Dunne of DNG Cusack Dunne guides at €330,000 and says the interesting layout “will tick all the boxes for family living.”

Features include the two deck/ balcony areas for views, a very good hand-painted kitchen, that top floor suite, and adaptable space.


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