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Saturday, June 16, 2012
The fairest of views can be had from this Shandon-view home, says Tommy Barker
Some of the fairest views of Cork city come from this family home at 35 Innishannon Road, off Fairhill. Its elevated northside setting, and rear southerly aspect gives it a breadth of views that would warm the heart of any Corkonian: you get to look down over leafy trees and rooftops to the spires of the North Cathedral and Shandon Steeple.
Not only that; but the big, secret surprise, is the size of the back garden, up to 100’ in all from the back of the house (some’s hidden by a hedge), which includes a sheltered patio/courtyard section.
No 35 is on the market with Pat Clancy of Redford auctioneers, who says the garden size is "as rare as hen’s teeth," and he adds that the nighttime views are equally eye-catching.
Given the price guide of €129,000, Mr Clancy says this house will make a great starter home, and the fact it has three first floor bedrooms plus the option of a fourth at ground level (or optional den/home office) makes it very adaptable.
The location in a cul de sac is quiet, within a walk of the city centre, and No 35 is reached down a short flight of steps from Innishannon Road, with a hedged front garden for extra privacy. Rooms include hall, L-shaped living room with electric fire and built-ins, a kitchen extension that’s 20’ by 7’, bed 4/den, and three overhead carpeted bedrooms, and a fully-tiled bathroom with shower over the bath. Outside, in that great back sloping garden, with its neat lawns and hedge screening, there’s a concrete-built shed for storage.
VERDICT: Good condition, and the chance to have bright, wide open views from an affordable city perch.
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