Not keen on DIY?
If you’re in the market for a property that needs no more than a few personal pictures hung up on the walls, then this could be your dream buy.
No. 3 The Cottages, in Richmond, Glanmire, is currently on the market at a very reasonable €260,000 – and the best bit? You won’t need to change a thing before you move in.
The three-bedroom semi-detached cottage is a hidden gem, offering leafy surroundings and plenty of room, all just a stone’s throw from the Jack Lynch tunnel and the South Link road network.
Fully renovated in 2008, the cottage was transformed into a turnkey family home complete with all the mod cons, from a new air-to-water heating system and underfloor heating to double insulated walls and new windows.
“On entering the cottage you are greeted with a half door which gives you the sense of the old and the new beginning in the property.” say agents Coldwell Banker Cork.
There is a large double bedroom with storage on this level, complete with ensuite and shower, while the other two bedrooms (one ensuite) are nestled on the ground floor, with one large single room to the front of the property.
There’s another bathroom too (take the full tour over here).
On the first floor, you’ll find a newly fitted slick black Kube kitchen with integrated appliances and attractive semi solid American walnut wood flooring throughout. There is also a cosy lounge space with double doors leading out into the garden.
“There is a large outdoor space which is fully decked and boasts mature planting, which is ideal for those summer evening barbecues.” the agents add.
“The outside space is facing west and receives great evening sunshine.”
A large carport underneath the home boasts parking for two cars – the cherry on top of a tidy purchase, just five minutes drive from Glanmire and Glounthaune village, which both offer an abundance of shops, restaurants and schools.