Get into gear with value for money sale at The Drive

VALUE for money, fairly recent upgrades and a good rear sun-room/conservatory with glazed roof, mark out 5, The Drive in Cork’s Broadale, Douglas.

Out and up along the Maryborough Hill, No 5 in the McInerney-built scheme has a €390,000 AMV via agents Sherry FitzGerald, and is detached, has four bedrooms with one en suite, and has — in all — about 1,450 sq ft of space.

Three bed semis had been making well over this sum just a few years ago in Douglas, now a buyer who decides the time is right to jump will get a whole lot more house for their money, with nary a need to think about trading up, in or out to anything else any time soon.

No 5 got a fairly full overhaul about five years ago, says agent Ann O’Mahony, with bathrooms upgraded, and new solid wood floor put down in key rooms — oak in the lounge, birch in the family room and pine in the living room, for example, and even the sun room has a wood floor. Units in the kitchen/dining room are cherrywood, and the kitchen, utility and guest WC all have tile floors.

The family-friendly house is pretty much a walk-in job, says Ms O’Mahony, with a concrete front drive and lawn, and a compact, south-facing graveled back garden.


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