Wednesday 21 November 2018

Village life in Cork's suburbia

Lisheen, Woodview €1.35m

The kitchen has a sunroom-style dining area with doors to the patio
The kitchen has a sunroom-style dining area with doors to the patio
Lisheen is on 0.6 acres

It has been many decades now since Douglas lost its identity as a quiet, conscientious village near Cork and became instead a swarming, prosperous suburb of the city.

And while the older residents of Douglas may have occasion to regret the change, there's no doubt it has brought a lot of benefits.

As a suburb, Douglas is now coming down with amenities. It has two shopping centres, a multi-screen cinema, a farmers' market, countless restaurants, a library, primary and secondary schools, a golf course, multiple sports clubs and even a ballet school. You don't get all that by sticking to your guns and resisting the advance of suburbia.

Lisheen, at Woodview on the Douglas Road, is half a kilometre from the two shopping centres and the South Ring Road, and about seven minutes' drive from the city centre.

Lisheen is on 0.6 acres
Lisheen is on 0.6 acres

Despite its proximity to the thick of things, Lisheen enjoys a fair amount of rustic-style seclusion, not least because it's on 0.6 acres of mature gardens with lots of full-grown trees and a formal pond.

The house itself is 3,531 sq ft on two floors, with five reception rooms downstairs. The principal one is a bay-windowed drawing room with a fireplace, and an archway here leads to a formal dining room with French doors to the garden.

The unceremonious eating will be done in the kitchen, where there's a sunroom-style dining area and French doors to the patio.

As well as these there's also a family room with an open fire, a conservatory opening from there, and a den.

Upstairs there's a study and four bedrooms (two en suite), and there's a balcony off the landing, above the front porch.

Lisheen is for sale for €1.35m with joint agents Marsh's Auctioneers (021) 427 0347 and Sherry FitzGerald Cork (021) 427 3041.

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