Friday 9 December 2016

Another bite at Cherry Hill for €550k

Cherry Hill €550k

Published 29/04/2016 | 02:30

Cherry Hill has been extended and has five bedrooms, two upstairs and three downstairs
Cherry Hill has been extended and has five bedrooms, two upstairs and three downstairs
Open-plan kitchen, dining and living room with doors to garden.

Even very close to the capital city you can have a reasonable facsimile of country living, with long-range agricultural views, solitary pubs and small schools.

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At 'Cherry Hill', in Cottrellstown, near Oldtown, you can take the rural idyll a step further.

This stylish dormer bungalow has a roofed verandah, or stoop, out the front, facing due south, and it's exactly the sort of spot where you might strum a banjo and wait for strangers to walk by.

The house was built in the 1970s, and refurbished and extended in 2005, so that it's now 2,508 sq ft with five bedrooms, and stands on an acre of grounds.

Two of the bedrooms are on the first floor, and one has a little balcony at the front of the house, so you can shout down to whoever's on the stoop. There's also a bathroom on the first floor, with a pumped shower and a jacuzzi corner bath.

The other three bedrooms are downstairs, including the master bedroom which runs the full length of the house and has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with a bath and shower. While the third bedroom doubles as a study.

Also on the ground floor are two living rooms. The first is a triple-aspect sitting room with a timber fireplace fitted with a cast-iron stove. The other is an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room.

The country-style fitted kitchen has a Belfast sink and a centre island with a vintage pine countertop and breakfast bar.

In the living and dining area there's another cast-iron stove and French doors to the garden, where there's a terrace, lawns and shrubbery

'Cherry Hill', which is about 25 kilometres from the city, is for sale with agents REA Grimes in Ashbourne (01) 835 0392 and has an asking price of €550,000.

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