Tommy Barker finds much to recommend in a done-up semi-d in the attractive Cork suburb of Bishopstown.
TICKING lots of boxes for traders-in and families, is 116 Uam Var Drive, a done-up, Bishopstown dormer semi-d.
It’s within a short haul of the CIT campus and business parks, and as a clincher, the house has a large, west-facing back garden.
The very well-kept and adaptable Dutch-style three-bed semi of c 1,155 sq ft is priced at €335,000 by agent Brendan Bowe of Bowe Property, and that level puts it within reach of some of the stronger first-time buyers out there who’ll put a premium on the accessible suburban setting — close to hospitals, colleges, long-established services, and schools.
Set close to Rossa Avenue within the wide spread of Uam Var homes off the Curraheen Road, No 116 has got a pretty full refurb from its current family owners back in 2011, with pressurised plumbing and gas central heating, updated kitchen/diner, bathrooms and internal joinery and doors, says Mr Bowe.
The scene setter is the 23’ by 11’ main lounge, with stove, and one of its three bedrooms is at ground level. There’s a sun room and, externally, there’s off-street parking to the front, and a rear, sheltering, lean-to, block-built shed, with a long and sunny landscaped west-aspected back garden.
The Price Register shows 22 Uam Var resales in the past eight years, at prices from €140,000 for the likes of a do-er up, to €365,000.
VERDICT: Lots to recommend it.
Bishopstown, Cork €335,000
Size: 108 sq m (1,155 sq ft)