At first look, this Tower dwelling seems to be modest, nevertheless it’s not and neither are the gardens 


HOT off the press is that this home in Tower, being offered by a girl with longstanding ties to the Irish Examiner, stretching again over a interval of 90 years.

Her father, Billy O’Neill, was a former promoting supervisor and she or he labored for the Paper herself till 1975, when her Dad handed away, and she or he made the choice to maneuver on.

She’s transferring on once more now, however this time it’s a home transfer fairly than a profession transfer.

Having lived at 8 Shournagh Valley for eleven years, she’s determined to relocate nearer to household. She leaves behind a house in pristine situation and an extremely beneficiant split-level backyard the place youngsters might have a subject day bounding round its tiers, but in addition a haven for rest, because of intelligent planting creating nice privateness, to not point out two patios and a deck at  the very best level of the backyard, the place views of surrounding countryside, together with Muskerry Golf Course, are top-notch.

When the present proprietor purchased No 8, she had the nice fortune of buying an excellent backyard as the unique proprietor was green-fingered and dedicated. He had numerous plans for his backyard, putting in a number of seating areas and separate units of steps up by way of the tiers.

He didn’t ignore his dwelling both, re-jigging a number of the inner structure, extending it and including two ensuite bedrooms on the primary ground. There’s additionally a indifferent storage. All the onerous work was finished by the point the present proprietor purchased No 8, in a transfer to Tower from Model Farm Road.

The proprietor says she did little to the home, excluding putting in lighting across the backyard in order that it’s lit up within the night, in addition to cultivating a vegetable mattress and rearing just a few chickens.

She says No 8 is misleading from the surface.

“The house looks very small if you look at it from the front, but there’s an extension to the side and extra bedrooms overhead,” she says.

It absolutely is a effective, spacious dwelling now, just below 1900 sq ft, with an excellent unfold of dwelling lodging. There’s an excellent move between the open plan kitchen, eating room and sunroom, and pure gentle is at a premium. 

Open plan dining
Open plan eating

French doorways lead from the kitchen to one among two patios. 

There’s additionally a separate front room, a rest room and three double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, downstairs.

The two upstairs bedrooms, which different homes within the improvement would not have, are each ensuite.

No 8 is one among 4 indifferent bungalows in a quiet cul-de-sac, with digital gates and CCTV, and the proprietor says she loves the tranquility.

View from the upper deck
View from the higher deck

 Her favorite spot in her house is a beneficiant entrance porch which she says is sort of a mini sunroom. “I have breakfast there, looking out over the countryside,” she says.

She will miss “good neighbours” and Poker nights and Bingo evenings within the close by Huntsman Pub. Tower village is close by, there’s a bus route on the entrance to the event, and there’s a medi centre and a Centra shut at hand, in addition to faculties. Blarney is three minutes by automotive and Bishopstown is a 12 minute drive.

No 8 is in the marketplace for €475,000, a information worth which promoting agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald believes will enchantment to households trying to commerce up and to distant employees who see the potential to transform a bed room into a house workplace. She believes the value level may even appeal to first time consumers.

“This house isn’t the norm. It’s been extended and it’s almost 1900 sq ft. It’s within walking distance of Tower village ,decor is taste and the gardens are a dream,” she says.

“A property like this in the Tower/Blarney area is rarer than hen’s teeth.” 

VERDICT: Stiff competitors possible given wonderful situation of home and gardens, strengthened by a scarcity of housing inventory within the Tower/Blarney space.

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