Starter home: Douglas, Cork City €230,000

This do-er up house is in a much sought-after location at price affordable for some first-time buyers, says Trish Dromey.

Size: 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 2

BER: G

AS a mature semi-detached Douglas Road property with a guide of €230,000, No 40 Whitethorn attracted immediate online attention.

Within three days of being advertised by selling agents Timothy Sullivan & Associated last Friday, it had close to 1,000 hits. 

The 1940s built property has an old two storey extension with a flat roof and is in need of upgrading but offers first-time buyers an opportunity to buy an affordable property in a sought-after location.

“It’s situated halfway between Douglas village and the city centre and is within walking distance of both,’’ says Mr Sullivan.

Whitethorn is a small cul-de-sac estate located a short distance from the Cross Douglas Road. 

It consists mainly of terraced properties but has a few semi detached properties including this one. 

Originally a three bed house this has an extension with a garage at ground level and two bedrooms overhead. A family home for many years, it needs modernisation. 

It’s likely that a new owner will consider knocking the extension and building a new one.

There’s 1,367 sq ft of living space including a sitting with a fireplace, a spacious (18’ by 16’) kitchen/breakfast room with white shaker style units as well as a utility area and a WC. 

Upstairs there are three bedrooms in the original part of the house. 

To the front there’s a drive with a parking space and to the rear a large garden with decking and lawn and space for further expansion, if needed.

VERDICT: A quick sale is expected.

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