Trading Up: Glanmire, Cork, €550,000

Zones and assorted levels within and without, for full-on family activity, characterise the large and accommodating family home at 7, The Avenue, in a cul de sac section of the popular Castlejane development in Cork’s Glanmire suburb.

Close to all services and amenities, the detached home is just a bit under the 3,000sq ft mark, thanks to a second/top attic level of extra space which is home to a study and store room and extra bathroom, while outside even its grounds are multi-tiered, with a raised section of decking right across the back garden; and, even that big raft of deck is divided into marginally different stepped heights and sections for barbecues and al fresco high teas.

There’s a second, closer decked patio to the immediate back of the house, with both sections linked by a timber walkway (or kid-friendly ‘gangplank?) with oceans of lawns on either side, plus mature planting and boundaries

This is a wide, as well as tall home, and has an excellent balance of bedrooms (five, with two en suites) and living reception rooms, say selling agents Gillian McDonnell and Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald.

There are three ground floor reception rooms, kitchen/diner, plus sun room, as well as utility and guest WC. And, the attic level is a whole other level in more ways than one, with its largest room a decent 21’ by 14’, under sloping ceilings.

VERDICT: Owners are clearly home and garden proud.


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