Starter home: Grange, Douglas €237,000

IT’S not just buses come in threes — so too, it seems do opportunities to buy affordable three-bed detached houses at the Alden Grove development in Douglas.

Sq m 93 (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3 

Bathrooms: 2 


The first to come along was No 26, guiding at €235,000 and selling last September for €277,000, while No 42 came on the marker in November with a guide of €230,000 and went to ‘sale agreed’ fairly quickly.

Disappointed under bidders will be pleased to learn that No 27, another three-bed detached at Alden Grove, is now on the market with an asking price of €237,000. 

Given that the Property Price Register only lists four sales in the development since 2010, the availability of these houses in recent months seems high. 

Describing the 1,000 sq ft property as well maintained and well located, selling agent John Barry of Frank V Murphy auctioneers says it is attracting strong interest, particularly from first-time buyers. 

Affordabilty plus proximity to Douglas village are strong selling points.

Accommodation includes a front sitting room with a marble fireplace, as well as a maple floored living room with patio doors at the rear and a kitchen dining room with modern fitted units and tiled flooring.

The first floor has a bathroom and three bedrooms – two doubles with built in wardrobes including one with an en suite as well as a single room.

Located on a corner site in a cul de sac, the house has parking at the front and an enclosed south facing lawned garden with a patio at the rear. 

It’s located approximately one mile from Douglas.

VERDICT: Affordable opportunity to purchase a detached Douglas property


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