Starter home: Blackrock Village, Cork €245,000

Trish Dromey on an affordable home in one of Cork’s salubrious suburbs.

Sq m 105 (1,130 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

BER: Pending

HOUSES on the Blackrock Road in Cork don’t come cheap — but Killeen, a two-bed terraced property with a guide of €245,000 is much more affordable than most. 

Well positioned in the village close to the harbour and the Marina, it’s near the pier and village square

and is just up the road from the new upmarket apartment complex in the former Ursuline Convent.

Selling agents O’Mahony Walsh describe the location as fabulous and the 1910-built house as unique and quirky. 

“It’s been upgraded by the current owners who have had it for 14 years — they put in timber, sash double glazed windows, a new gas combi-boiler, a new kitchen and also added insulation,’’ says auctioneer Frank Walsh.

A maple floored hallway at the front leads through to a timber-floored sitting room with a fireplace and a service hatch which connects it to a kitchen with maple units, integrated appliances and polished floor tiles. 

The kitchen is in a timber-faced extension added on by previous owners, which also houses a utility room and a ground floor bathroom.

To the front there’s also small laminate floored room which could be a dining room, an office or a third bedroom.

Upstairs are two bedrooms including one large one running from front to back. Fitted with an en suite shower room, it has built-in wardrobes and a sash window on either end. The second bedroom also has two sash windows.

On-street at the front, Killeen has a garden with a sandstone patio, a lawn and a large shed at the rear. While the exterior looks in need of a coat of paint, the interior is said to be well cared for.

VERDICT: Affordable house in sought-after location.



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