City home ideal for gardeners

IT’S a minute’s drive from the Lough and twice again to the south ring, but all’s peace and quiet at Ouvane on Lower Friar’s Walk, Cork city.

This mature and leafy row of bungalows is now part of a suburban setting, but were in a rural setting when first built in the late 1950s, early ‘60s.

And most have large sites, built on the former market gardens for the city, the soil is black and productive, making it ideal for the city gardener and home vegetable enthusiast.

Ouvane, a new market entrant with Brian Olden of Cohalan Downing, is prime for this as it comes with an outstanding, 84’ long back garden – more than enough room for a few hens, too. The immaculately maintained bungalow is open to offers in the region of €280,000 and is good value at that, says Brian Olden, especially as the house offers great privacy, good space and comes with completed and certified subsidence remedial work.

The three-bed could easily take a substantial rear extension and still have room enough left over for a big garden. And it also come with a detached garage.

Set well back from the road and with plenty of parking to the side, Ouvane comes with a sitting room, living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a main bathroom, all in good condition.

In terms of accessibility, this house has a lot to offer, as it’s within walking distance of UCC and the Bon Secours hospital and is a five-minute drive to the city, in good conditions.


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