Starter home: Passage West, Co Cork, €245,000

First-time buyers looking for a property in the Cork city area would be wise to extend their reach to this three-bed, says Trish Dromey.

Sq m 105 (1,135 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3


FIRST-time buyers searching for a modern three-bed in the Cork city area with a guide of less than €250,000, may want to pay a visit to 39 The Drive, Harbour Heights, in Passage West. 

Guiding at €245,000 it’s an end of terrace three bed with 1,135 sq ft of living space. 

“It’s 10 years old , has been very well maintained by its original owners and is in great condition,’’ says Jackie Cohalan of Cohalan Downing Auctioneers.

Accommodation includes a front living room with carpet flooring and a stone fireplace as well as a good-sized kitchen/dining room at the rear with modern units, linoleum flooring and French doors to the garden. 

There’s also an understairs WC as well as a hallway where the owners found space to put a piano. 

The first floor has a bathroom and three carpeted bedrooms including one with an en suite. 

Fitted with double glazed windows, the property has a C2 energy rating.

At the front there’s a small planted area as well as on street parking. To the rear there’s a garden with a patio, a lawn, flowerbed and a shed.

Located around 10 kilometres from Cork city centre, The Drive is within a five minute walk from Eurospar and is a little over a kilometre from Passage West village.

Ms Cohalan says this area is residentially popular because of it proximity to the city and the suburbs of Douglas and Rochestown. 

The house is within striking distance of a walkway which runs along the shores of Lough Mahon.

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