By Tommy Barker
THE 1990s development Rockfield, on Church Road in the Cork suburb of Blackrock, is a crowd-pleaser.
Buyers love the location and the houses. For sale is number 8, The Avenue, a three-bedroomed, semi-detached house with a 10’ by 10’ conservatory at the rear.
Estate agent is Malcolm Tyrrell, of Cohalan Downing, who says the asking price is €400,000 and who says an investor buyer may be interested, although a private owner-occupier is more likely.
Accommodation includes a hall with an adjoining toilet, and a sitting room with a fireplace and double doors to the 19’ by 12’ kitchen/living room.
Another set of French doors leads to the rear conservatory.
Upstairs are three bedrooms - one with built-ins - and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The main bathroom has a second shower. Gardens, front- and back-of-street car parking, side access to the rear garden which has a shed, and gas heating complete the selling pitch.
The house’s location, a convenient distance from the city centre, and attractive walks along the Lee, at the Marina, Castle Road, and the old railway walking route to Mahon, is another selling point.