The next owners of 50, Nursery Drive, in Ardfallen off the Ballinlough Road in suburban Cork could well be sitting pretty after their house purchase.
Ballinlough, Cork €360,000
Size: 122 sq m (1,300 sq ft)
The vendor is top upholsterer Ken Jackson, and the semi-detached, with attic conversion, has much of his high-quality handiwork in situ, including sofas, stools, bed heads and blinds.
Mr Jackson’s property (he moved out a few years ago, but it’s still in great nick) is listed with agent Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy with a €360,000 price tag, and currently is one of a number of similar era semi-ds on the market within a half kilometre radius, between the Douglas and the Ballinlough Roads.
But, it’s worth making the effort to go see No 50, especially says Mr O’Donnell as it has high-end finishes, an attic conversion with stair access and three veluxes plus eaves storage, and enough space to the side for extension, as well as good parking.
“It will appeal to the savvy purchasers in the market, who yearn for a finished property within this mature location,” asserts ERA’s Mr O’Donnell, pointing out that a lot of the other houses available locally need work done, this, he contrasts, is a walk-in, and sit-down job.
While the contents and soft furnishings aren’t expressly included in the sale, they can be negotiated upon as part of the bidding and wrapping up process.
Decor is fresh and modern with a good bathroom, it has gas central heating and double glazing and so scores a decent D2 BER.
The hall has a mahogany floor, and there are two reception rooms, each with nice fireplaces and the one to the rear has a wood-burning stove.
There are three overhead bedrooms, and the attic conversion brings the floor area to 1,300 sq ft.
VERDICT: Make No 50 a soft landing.
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