Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

Called after a Cumbria, Lake District beauty spot, the Midleton home Seatoller is itself no slouch either, and is now coming for sale for its trading-down owners, who built it 16 years ago.

Size: 251sq m (2,700sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

It’s a lovely, large, modern and extremely comfortable home on a 0.34 acre site, and the owners are garden lovers, who’ve planted it well, says selling agent Clare O’Sullivan of Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan.

Set on the Gearagh Road, Ballinacurra, Seatoller has just gone to market this week and inquiries and requests to view were pretty swift, adds Ms O’Sullivan, who guides this offer at €520,000. 

Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

That puts it at the upper echelons of values locally, but it’s a top quality home in exceptional condition and there’s not much of this calibre available locally notes the agent.

Its 0.34 acre grounds are already mature, and are in sections, with decked barbecue area to the back, there’s a feature pond, shrub beds aplenty, and vegetable patch as well.

Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

The house’s former garage is now converted to a home office, and other rooms include a triple-aspect and open plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and ground floor bedroom/den, by a guest WC.

Overhead are three dormer-style double bedrooms, one with en suite, showers are pumped, and heating is gas-fired and zoned. 

Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

Decor levels are high quality, coupled says Ms O’Sullivan with convenient location, space inside and outdoors, and fine gardens.

VERDICT: : High quality home


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