Off to cash in your Euromillions ticket?
If a home in one of Cork’s fanciest neighbourhoods is top of your shopping list, there are a host of properties ready and waiting for new occupants in Blackrock.
With acres of space and plenty of privacy, these handsome homes boast everything a newly minted millionaire could need; huge bedrooms, roomy wardrobes and stunning gardens as well as wide driveways for your car collection.
Here are three on the market right now:
1. Toorak, Blackrock Road
Guide price: €1.2m
Nestled behind its own gates, just off the Blackrock Road, ‘Toorak’ is a spectacular four-bedroom period home with original features and a contemporary and modern twist.
With 9ft ceilings, sash windows, wall panelling and ceiling coving as well as a drawing-room, a garden room and a dressing room linked to the master bedroom, it’s a little piece of paradise within strolling distance of the city centre.
2. Menloe House, Blackrock
Guide price: POA (last on the market in 2015 at €1.8m)
This gorgeous Georgian property offers a whopping 4,000 sq. ft. of space, with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Accessed off the Blackrock Road via a tree-lined avenue, the one-acre site is totally private and includes a two-bedroomed gate lodge and stables.
Inside, features include the original terrazzo tiled flooring, original oak panelling and oak flooring, an oil-fired Raeburn range and a Belfast sink. There’s a jacuzzi tub and walk-in wardrobes too and plenty of lush lawns for summer soireés.
3. No. 54 Lindville, Blackrock
Guide price: €865,000
With six bedrooms and four bathrooms, 54 Lindville is a spacious family home, tucked away inside a private cul-de-sac. With solid wood parquet floors, classic picture rails and traditional cornicing, these elegant rooms are in turn-key condition – all that’s left to do is fill them with furniture.
With its own private driveway and decked garden, there’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy – and all just a stone’s throw from Blackrock Castle, the Atlantic pond and the Marina.