Four on the market: detached in Cork city
A choice of four detached properties currently on the market in Cork city.
Lee Mount, Lovers Walk, Tivoli
€1.25m Savills Cork, (021) 427 1371
If you were to dismantle Lee Mount, a neo-Georgian mansion overlooking the River Lee, and lay out its entire floor area on the ground, it would cover a sixth of an acre. Already a sizeable house, it was recently extended to 6,000 sq ft, and there's another 1,000 sq ft to be had in the converted attic. There's a raised ground floor with a huge south-facing balcony opening from the three main reception rooms - the kitchen/diner, the family room and the garden room. There's also a cinema on this level and five bedrooms upstairs (three en-suite). It's on 0.8 of an acre with mature trees and lawns.
Sans Souci, Douglas Road
€795k Sherry FitzGerald Cork, (021) 427 3041
'Sans Souci' means 'without worry'. The dormer bungalow by that name on the Douglas Road needs a little updating now, but it should not take too much effort to make it a carefree home again. It has four bedrooms, two at dormer level and two downstairs (with one en-suite). The ground floor also has a dual-aspect lounge and an open-plan living room and dining room with a fireplace, parquet flooring and doors to the garden. Off this is the kitchen, with pine cabinets and a timber ceiling. It's 1,897 sq ft inside and stands on 0.39 of an acre, mostly at the front, and there are sheds out the back.
Willowmeade, Model Farm Road
€825k Cohalan Downing, (021) 427 7717
'Willowmeade' is at the extreme western end of Model Farm Road, near the Poulavone Roundabout. It's secluded from the thoroughfare, though, by 0.71 acres of lovely gardens, with lawns, mature ornamental trees, and an abundance of roses and climbers. The house itself was built in 1976 and stands at 2,174 sq ft. Naturally there's plenty of room to extend it if you can bear to sacrifice any of the garden. The ground floor has a lounge with a fireplace, a dual-aspect TV room, and a dining room with a service hatch to the kitchen. There are four bedrooms upstairs, and the main one has an en-suite shower.
Grove House, Shanakiel
€300k Behan Irwin & Gosling, (021) 427 0007
Grove House appears to be marked on the second-edition Ordnance Survey map, for which the area was surveyed in 1899 and 1900. It's detached and stands on a corner site looking south towards Sunday's Well Road and the River Lee. It needs modernising inside and there's the possibility of converting the 366 sq ft detached garage while you're at it. The house itself is 1,485 sq ft with four bedrooms on the first floor (one en-suite) along with an office. Downstairs there's a reception room on each side of the entrance hall, and a kitchen and utility at the back.