Trading up: Shanballymore, Co Cork €485,000

Swallow’s Nest is located within a five-minute drive from Shanballymore and is within a 20-minute drive of Mallow.

Size: 268sq m (2,850sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 5 

BER Rating: B3

With views of the Nagle Mountains at the front and the Ballyhoura range at the back and nine acres all around, ‘Swallow’s Nest’ in Shanballymore offers an abundance of space and scenery.

Guiding at €485,000 the 2,850 sq ft Georgian-style property is on the market with joint agents Thomas J O’Driscoll and O’Connell auctioneers.

Built in 2001, it offers excellent trade-up space for North Cork families but might also tempt a buyer to move out of the city in search of land and views.

Ground floor accommodation includes a drawing room and a spacious kitchen in addition to a dining room, a study and a utility room. 

The converted garage, accessed from the kitchen has a laundry room, a den/TV room, as well as a bedroom and a wet room. 

Upstairs there’s a bathroom and four bedrooms including one with an en suite.

Fitted with oil heating, the property also has an evacuated tube solar panel, which has helped achieve a high B3 energy rating.

The gardens are geared for self-sufficiency and have two polytunnels and a plot for growing vegetables as well as an orchard. 

For those who want to keep chickens and have fresh eggs, there’s an enclosed area in the garden.

The agents say the nine acres of land could be used for keeping ponies or for a market gardening enterprise. 

Swallow’s Nest is located within a five-minute drive from Shanballymore and is within a 20-minute drive of Mallow.

Verdict: Acres of quality space.


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