Former corporate let is fully furnished

A large town house, 12a Douglas Close is for sale for €450,000.

YOU can live slap, bang in the middle of Douglas village in Cork in this big townhouse, in a small and well-kept gated development – Douglas Close.

Built in the late 1990s and sold originally for around £135,000, the properties showed huge appreciation through the noughties, doubling in price by 2002, rising to €500k in mid-decade and peaking in one case at €700k.

Now, No 12a, a former corporate let, is for sale with Marian Rose of Rose Properties for €450,000, fully furnished.

The developer was Brian Forrest, builders were Murnane and O’Shea and architect for the 1,400 sq ft-upwards, three -storey houses was Roddy Hogan.

No 12a has two reception rooms, kitchen/diner, three double bedrooms, three WCs, large utility room and a private enclosed paved and planted back garden, with secure parking in front. There’s a management fee of €600 for communal grounds’ upkeep annually.


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