Trading up: Tower, Cork €235,000

“It’s not going to be around long.” So says estate agent Robert O’Keeffe of Irish and European of 4 Laureston Court, an extended and bright bungalow just off the Kerry Road at Tower village, near Blarney.

Size: 148 sq m (1,558 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 


No 4 had a major makeover done in 2010, with a lofty kitchen/casual dining/living room grafted on to the back, which floods this airy back area with light, and which then gets bounced around the 20’ by 21’ room thanks to creamy porcelain tiles, and pale gloss units.

Trading up: Tower, Cork €235,000

This add-on room has a couple of Veluxes up on the vaulted ceiling for day time lighting, plus lots of recessed spots for evening time. 

Then, there are French doors with glazed side panels to the back patio/compact walled garden, with a feature circular window high up, plus another end wall window next to the kitchen sink. 

All-in, it’s a lovely room, and its existence is signalled even from the front door, thanks to a splay-angled glazed internal wall between the hall and new rear living space.

Elsewhere, No 4 has a front sitting room which is oak-floored and has a fireplace, and there’s a separate dining room.

It has off-street parking front lawn and paved rear patio garden, with shed. 

Mr O’Keeffe says it has a wide appeal, to first time buyers, couple and traders down, but families with active children might hanker after more outdoors space.

VERDICT: A banker. Spotless extended property in a popular, commutable location.


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