First-time buyers lured by the very many charms of The Glen

A detached three-bed house in Glenbrook with a guide of €175,000 is creating quite a buzz, as Trish Dromey discovers

Glenbrook, Cork - €175,000

Size: 203sq m (1,111sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Best Feature: Harbour setting in the glen

“Seventeen people — all first time buyers — showed up for the first viewing and we got a high offer almost immediately,” says Paul O’Shea of Sherry FitzGerald auctioneers who held three open viewings her at the end of August and into the start of this month.

Built in 1995 by its current owners, it has a little over 1,100 sq ft of living space and is described as a well maintained family home.

Located at the top of a cul-de-sac, it’s within a few minutes walk from waterfront at Glenbrook.

The property has two 20 ft-long rooms on either side of the hallway — one is a timber floored sitting room with a cast iron fireplace and the other a kitchen dining room which has painted blue floorboards, yellow walls, and a small number of timber units at one end. There’s also a small utility area/WC.

The first floor has a bathroom and three bedrooms with varnished timber flooring including one with an en suite. Fitted with double glazing and gas heating , the house has a D1 energy ratingTo the front there’s a small garden enclosed by low hedging, to the side there’s off street parking and to the rear there’s also a small garden area.

You can’t see the harbour from the house but you can see it from the front garden.

Situated within a five minute walk from the Glenbrook ferry, The Glen is nine kilometres from Douglas.

VERDICT: The property’s online brochure had over 4,000 hits in a week — it’s likely to sell very quickly.

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