Trading up: Midleton, Cork €290,000

Thanks to a makeover six years ago, the three-bed detached bungalow 27 Laurel Court is a pitch-perfect home for a range of new owners, from first-time buyers, to young families and right up to traders in and traders down.

It’s set off Dwyer’s Road, on the N25/Cork side of Midleton, within a walk of the town centre and services, as well as to the Market Green shopping centre and cinema, plus a Lidl, Aldi, and a McDonalds drive-thru.

But, once in the door of the comfortable home, you mightn’t want to leave too often, so it’s handy it has its own greenhouse and raised vegetable bed in the manicured back garden....clearly, the owners apply the same standards of care outside and inside. 

Selling agent for No 27 is Shane Russell of local east Cork firm, Michael Russell & Co, who says it’s now in showhouse condition since its 2010 extension, with above-standard finishes, and he adds that Dwyer’s Road is in one of Midleton’s most popular residential settings. 

One of its three bedrooms is en suite, and there’s a modern gloss kitchen with white granite tops, and the dining section alongside has an overhead Velux window, and a wall of glass, with French doors, to the back garden. 

There’s also a utility, family bathroms, a carpeted living room with multi-fuel stove, and the wood-floored, angled hall with Velux.

VERDICT: Good to go.

Midleton, Cork


Size: 124 sq m (1,335 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms: 2



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