Trading up: Monkstown, Cork €450,000

Time hasn’t stood still at Cloonlara, a long bungalow home of more than 1,650 sq ft at Rathankar, between Rochestown and Monkstown in Cork.

The detached house, on a country site embracing its southerly aspect to the rear, is 40 years old and was extended again a decade later. A new kitchen and wet room/bathroom (with underflooor heating) were added in a more recent (2012) upgrade which saw rewiring, replumbing and preparations made for solar panels, and electric access gates.

Now, in the fullness of reinvigorated health (and with foundations in place under a patio for future extension) Cloonlara comes for sale with Niamh Moloney and Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald who guide at €450,000.

At the back is a revamped kitchen/living room with limed oak units and contemporary upright radiators, plus a Scandinavian wood-burning stove by double doors.

Also facing the back of the house is a parquet floored dining room, and double doors to a south-facing patio with nearby BBQ.

Bedrooms are split over two levels, some with Veluxes, with more roof lights also over a galleried landing, and there’s a first floor master bedroom, with en suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.

VERDICT: Great location, and space


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