Trading Up: Fernwalk, Ballincollig €550,000

Light, bright and airy, it’s the rear kitchen/dining extension that will woo viewers most of all at the detached, family home 87 Fernwalk.

Built as part of the Greenfields development on the edge of Cork’s Ballincollig, the two-storey home has an extended kitchen, linking into a triple-aspect dining room, and the same light porcelain tiled floor, so that light coming in windows, from an overhead Velux, or from the myriad of recessed spotlights, gets bounced about with airy abandon.

It’s the clincher when showing No 87, admits estate agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald, who says it is backed up by three other reception rooms, a front lounge with open fireplace, front den/study, and a family room with patio and garden access.

There’s also a guest WC, and utility. Overhead, three of the four bedrooms are doubles, one en suite with shower, and bed four is a single. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Fernwalk/Greenfields houses have been selling steadily in recent times, and prices vary widely as do house types and sizes.

Sales in 2015 have ranged from €466,000 to €545,000, with several recent sales agreed not yet recorded on the Price Register. Sherry Fitz guide No 87, which is just shy of 2,000 sq ft, at €550,000, going on recent demand in Ballincollig. 

VERDICT: Easily adapted to a new family’s lifestyle and decor choices, on a walled-in site, with the modern prerequisite of open plan kitchen/dining already taken care of.


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