Trading up: The Lough, Cork, €320,000

Sq m: 165 (1,798 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: E1

There’s no grass to cut at Evora, but with the Lough amenity and wildfowl sanctuary 100 yards away, there’s the great outdoors on the doorstep in any case.

Evora’s an upgraded one-off dormer bungalow, which was done head to toe about 15 years ago, at the Lough end of the Togher road on Cork’s southside.

New to market with Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald, it’s just shy of 1,800 sq ft and carries a guide of €320,000.

The agent says its in very good condition, and that it’s a perfect family buy, near schools, colleges and services — there’s even a SuperValu across the way for sheer convenience.

Red-brick in front, with square box windows, dormers and hardwood glazing, it’s a pleasant-looking home inside and outside, in excellent order. It has two reception rooms to the front, one linking via a dining room to the timber-unit and tile kitchen, and off this is a study, adjacent shower room, plus utility. There’s also a ground floor which features the fourth bedroom.

Upstairs, the master bed takes most of this level with walk-in wardrobe/ dressing room, as well as en suite, whilst the main family bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath.

VERDICT: Happy landings at the bird-thronged Lough.


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