We've come across plenty of beautiful houses that look great on paper but wouldn't really float our boat when looking for a property to actually live in.
This beautiful mansion in Cork though is right up our street.
Menloe House in Blackrock is on the market for €1.8m and we're not exaggerating when we say it might be the most elegant home we've ever seen.
This Georgian period property is set back from the Blackrock Road with a recessed entrance, while the detached Gate Lodge is a lovely two-bedroom detached lodge separate to the main building.
The house also offers...
Tuscan tetra-style portico and
inviting oak wood panelled hallway
Separate two bedroom detached lodge with living/kitchen/dining space, shower room, two and a south facing seating area
Main house with architectural features such as single storey screen walls, square headed window openings with stone cills and sliding sash windows
Three spacious reception rooms
with open fires
Four bedrooms, one en-suite with a
study and main bathroom
Large garage with high eaves and
further storage sheds
Level lawn space and mature tree
Large patio hugging the south and
west elevation of the property
Easy reach of Cork City, the Jack
Lynch Tunnel and Cork International Airport