Fancy moving up in the world in Cork’s Blackrock?

Fancy going up in the world, in Cork’s Blackrock, at an affordable price into the bargain? 

If so, the former showhouse at 42 Blackrock Avenue, part of the Eden development in the Ursuline Convent grounds, just might fit the bill. It’s an end-terrace, three-storey four-bed home, with almost 1,800 sq ft of living space, and its other big plus is the optional use of a bright, first floor room as an elevated living/reception space.This room has a back wall of glass, connecting with sloping glazing overhead for a sun-room effect....very Continental.

Also at this mid-level are two bedrooms, plus bathroom, while the top floor is home to a very deep (‘bout 23’, front to back) master bedroom with en suite, plus another bedroom.

Meanwhile, the ground floor has a further reception room to the the front, and a kitchen/dining room across the back, with garden access. Plus, there’s a utility, and a guest WC, making for one WC per floor. It can be bough furnished, and No 42 has a good, B3 BER rating, two parking spaces to the front, and an enclosed back garden with patio and lawn.

No 42 is priced at €360,000 via Trish Stokes of Lisney, who says it’s a ‘flagship’ for 11 more of this type, and she also has been busy selling new-builds here plus luxury apartments in the original convent/Blackrock House. Ms Stokes says No 42’s got loads of adaptable space for families, and it’s within minutes’ walk of Blackrock village, pier, the Marina and Saturday markets, as well as being close to the booming office and retail campus at Mahon.

VERDICT: Upwardly mobile, and on view today 2.30-3.30pm.

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