Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

Trish Dromey on a Cork city centre property in turn-key condition. 

Sq m 66 (715 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


ON the outside 3 Elizabeth Terrace, off Albert Road is fairly typical of the type of terraced house you find close to Cork city centre. 

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

On the inside, thanks to a makeover, it’s no longer so typical.

Since they purchased it three years ago, the owners redecorated, put down new flooring and also fitted a modern kitchen, double glazed windows and gas heating. 

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

According to Jim Coughlan of James G Coughlan Auctioneers, it has been very tastefully restored.

He also says the location within 500 yards of City Hall makes it attractive to both first time buyers and investors: “a buyer can ditch their car keys and enjoy city living.”

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

Guiding at €190,000, the two bed property has 715 sq ft of living space. To the rear there’s a 21ft long laminate floored living room/kitchen which used to be two rooms. 

At one end there’s a living area which has a fireplace with a stove and a brick effect wall while the kitchen at the other end has modern turquoise coloured units and a Velux window. 

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

To the front of the property there’s a carpeted sitting room, which could be used as a third bedroom. To the rear, in an extension added by previous owners, there’s a modern bathroom.

Upstairs there are two carpeted bedrooms including one with built in wardrobes.

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

The property overlooks Shalom Park, a green area and playground with mature trees now in full autumnal colour. 

The park is so named because of its location in the old Jewish quarter of the city. 

Starter home: Albert Road, Cork City €190,000

The Property Price Register records that this property sold in 2013 for €90,000.

VERDICT: Attractive to first time buyer looking for something central that’s ready to live in.


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