Trading Up: Cloghroe, Co Cork €320,000

The embrace of dormer houses that form Woodlands at Cloghroe, Co Cork, have a leafy, quiet address shared amongst two handfuls of houses, of which no 8 is the latest to come up for sale.

Dating to the ’80s, the properties here trickle on to the market for downsizing reasons mostly — giving an indication of the quality of the location. 

Seconds from the local shop and a minute’s walk to Cloghroe School, (not to mention Muskerry Golf Club over the wall), this substantial four-bed will require some work, but will reward growing families looking for a detached home in a highly competitive area.

There are only two houses for sale in the neighbourhood at present this month — the rest are sale agreed and closings happen fast in this rural but accessible location. 

No 8 has four bedrooms, a range of good living space and a decent garden front and rear. 

For growing families, the fact that the bus stops outside the door is very handy, says selling agent, Humphrey Hogan, and it even runs all the way to Mahon Point for pesky teenagers.

The house has oil heating, a convertible attic space, (which would add hugely to the overall foot plate), has had pumped insulation installed recently, it comes with a detached garage and overlooks a safe enclosed green.

Rooms include a living room, generous kitchen/diner, master bedroom, two double- and one single-bedroom, main bathroom and the potential of more space overhead.

VERDICT: Lovely, and leafy, indeed


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