DescriptionSherry FitzGerald O'Donovan are delighted to present 'Birches' a simply stunning detached home on approx. 0.5 acres, with impressive eco-credentials, in turn-key condition and surrounded by picturesque country views.
Completed in 2007 by Scandinavian Homes it is one of the first 'Passive' houses to be built in Ireland. 'Passive house' is a rigorous standard for energy efficiency which reduces the building's ecological footprint, resulting in ultra-low energy buildings, delivering low heating bills but ensuring high comfort levels, indoor air quality and durability.
Triple-glazed argon-filled windows, solar panels, ventilation & heat recovery system, and high levels of insulation for floor, walls and ceiling deliver what the Passive House Association of Ireland say: “There is no other building standard available globally currently which delivers this level of comfort”.
This home measures approx. 160sq m (1,722 sq ft) and has been immaculately maintained by its current owners. The decor and finish is understated and to the highest quality. The rooms are well proportioned and provide a wonderful flow between living and bedroom accommodation.
The grounds are lush and provide an array of shrubbery and planting including beech, hornbeam, and wild native hedging, as well as a variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous planting. The gardens are further completed by a gravel driveway, limestone patios, raised vegetable beds, and lawn.
Located with a 2 minute drive to Midleton town centre, 25 minutes to Cork city, Birches enjoys a countryside setting yet with all modern conveniences on its doorstep.
This wonderful offering to the East Cork property market provides a rare opportunity to combine excellent accommodation with a high energy efficient detached home in picturesque surroundings.
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AccommodationEntrance Hall Welcoming entrance hall with front door with fitted glazed panels and travertine tiled flooring.
Open Plan Kitchen/ Living/ Dining Room
Living/ Dining area Impressive space with abundance of light due to it being a triple aspect room. The flooring is finished with solid American Oak wooden flooring with a patio door that leads to the paved terrace.
Kitchen Chefs kitchen with SieMatic cream and grey soft-close units, granite worktops and splash-back, raised breakfast counter, integrated Miele dishwasher, integrated Neff under counter fridge, integrated Neff freezer, integrated Neff double eye level oven and Neff plate warmer, Neff four ring hob, Elica stainless steel extractor fan and marble flooring.
Larder Marble flooring with fitted shelving, fresh-air floor vent.
Utility Room Functional space with Travertine tiled flooring, fitted floor units, single drainer sink, insulated hot water cylinder, airing cupboard with fitted units and plumbed for washing machine.
Master Bedroom Large master suite with dual aspect, solid American oak wooden flooring, patio door accessing side terrace.
Ensuite The ensuite 'wet room' is finished in solid limestone travertine tiling to floors and walls, walk in shower with Gröhe shower fittings and rainwater shower head, WC, stunning stone circular wash hand basin sitting on travertine counter with storage unit underneath and de-mist overhead mirror, underfloor heating, free standing bath sitting on oak legs.
Walk in wardrobe The walk in fitted wardrobe features an abundance of shelving, pull out racks and hanging rails.
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom with solid American oak wooden flooring, dual aspect and built in wardrobe, door to En-suite bathroom.
Shower Room/ Ensuite Solid limestone travertine tiling to floors, polished marble tiling to walls, walk in shower with Gröhe shower fitting and rainwater shower head, WC, stunning stone circular wash hand basin sitting on travertine counter with storage unit underneath and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 3 Double bedroom with solid American oak wooden flooring.
Included in Sale Blinds, curtains, light fittings and integrated appliances.
External 5 x 7 M block built garage with remote controlled roller shutter door, power and light.
3 x 2 M Hoklartherm Greenhouse.
FeaturesExcellent interior decor
Luxurious bathroom ware
High energy rating
Triple glazed windows
Heat recovery system
High level of insuulation
Pressurized water system
Approx. 160 sq m (1, 722 sq ft)
Private and landscaped grounds
Standing on approx. 0.5 acre
Highly desirable location
Approx. 5 minutes to Midleton town centre
Approx. 25 minutes to Cork city centre.
BER DetailsBER: C3
BER No: 112277991
Performance Indicator: 213.45 kWh/m2/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Midleton on 021 4621166