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Castles in the Eyre in Cork

Eyrecourt, Coach Hill , Cork €1.375m

Published 10/07/2015 | 02:30

Home sits at the end of the cul de sac on a double site of 0.8 acres
Home sits at the end of the cul de sac on a double site of 0.8 acres
Dining room opens on to a sunroom with doors to the back patio

Eyrecourt is an exclusive, gated development of five large detached houses off Coach Hill, at Rochestown in Cork city.

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Number 3 is the best situated of the five - it's at the end of the cul de sac on a double site of 0.8 acres. Built in 1999, it's been a family home for the current owners ever since, but they now want to move somewhere smaller.

It's a fairly vast 6,200 sq ft in size, with six bedrooms, all en-suite.

Four of these are on the first floor, including the master bedroom which has a large walk-in wardrobe and a balcony. The other two bedrooms are on the top floor.

This leaves the whole ground floor for cooking, eating, entertaining and relaxing, and there are six rooms devoted to all this, arranged around a central hallway where there's an oak staircase and a cast-iron fireplace. There's a study at the front of the house, with a built-in desk and shelving, a cast-iron fireplace, and doors to a side patio.

Behind this is a drawing room with a bay window and a marble fireplace, opening to a dining room which itself gives on to a sunroom with doors to the back patio.

Next to the dining room is a family room, also linked to the sunroom and down a couple of steps from the kitchen, which has maple cabinets, a gas-fired Aga and a centre island in brick.

Off the kitchen there's a utility room and guest toilet, and access to a double garage. There's yet another recreation room on the first floor - a games room with a kitchenette above the garage, with its own staircase.

The gardens are landscaped and lawned and include a gazebo and glasshouse, split-level patios and ponds. The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Cork (01) 427 3041 and the asking price is €1.375m.

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