Trading up: South Innishannon €385,000

An angled hall and corridor links the two rectangular blocks of this four-bed family home called Rhiannon, a mile or two south of Innishannon, and about a 20-minute drive west from Cork city.

That angled link also houses a bright dining room, which has double door access at either end, to the living room one way, and to the kitchen the other way, and the dining room and living room also have double doors to a sheltered patio.

Rhiannon is new to market with agent Ernest Forde of Hodnett Forde, who guides at €385,000 and who says it’s very well designed and finished.

Features include geothermal-sourced underfloor heating, oak flooring, multi-room sound system, broadband/CAT 5 cabling, alarm, as well as good grounds — and an acre’s not to be sniffed at.

It’s got two en suite bedrooms, main family bathroom, two receptions, kitchen and a study or optional bed four.

Location is near Dromkeen, within a few minutes of Kilmacsimon on the River Bandon (which meets the sea at Kinsale), and it’s also easily reached from Bandon. Proximity to expanding pharma plant Eli Lilly across the valley and down river may also add to the viewing catchment.

VERDICT: Handily set and with a paddock to the rear, it should have a wide appeal.


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