Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €330,000

A good, honest home that wears its age well, Lauriville’s a three-bed semi-d, in the heart of Bishopstown, new to market as an executor sale.

Size: 110sq m (1,200sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: F

No 22 Woodbrook is just south of Looneys Cross by the pharmacy and Bishopstown Bar, has been well kept but is dated and needs modernisation now as it’s set for a change of owners, according to Joe Gavin of James G Coughlan Auctioneers.

He guides the c1,200 sq ft home with attached garage and lots of extra potential at €330,000, and that’s above the more recent prices recorded locally on the Price Register. 

In fact, the more recent visible sales were in the mid €200,000s, both back in 2015 and the market has well moved on in those two years, up 8% in 2016 alone.

Mr Gavin describes the location as a mature residential one, close to Wilton and Bishopstown amenities, shops, schools, colleges and south ring road also.

Internally No 22 Woodbrook Road has two reception rooms left of the hall, each with open fireplaces (but there’s also oil central heating) and the rear one has patio access via sliding doors. 

Plus there’s a utility, guest WC and older-style kitchen, and scope to extend into the attached garage, at ground or even over two levels. Overhead are three bedrooms and a bathroom with shower over the bath.

VERDICT: a good do-er up.

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