Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €380,000

This home is in good order inside and outside, with a front garden and drive, and walled- in back garden, facing east.

Size: 117sq m (1,200 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: D1

There’s a nice mix of older home feel, with the injection of the presence of a younger family and possessions, plus play equipment, at the c 30 year old four-bed semi-d, 3 Knockrea Drive.

Set off the city end of the Ballinlough Road near Our Lady of Lourdes NS, this hide-away cul-de-sac estate comprises a mix of three-bed semis, four bed semis and detacheds, plus some dormer bungalows, around several greens.

Resales of any type are relatively rare, and so any aspiring home-hunter might not even be familiar with the address: the arrival of No 3 Knockrea Drive will add to its appreciation.

It’s a traditional layout semi-d of c 1,200 sq ft, though it has ‘a bit on the side’ as part of the original plan, and this gives a third reception/dining room at ground and a fourth bedroom above, and thus has more rooms than most in the area, with its preponderance of mid 1900s three-bed semis.

Selling agent is Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon in Douglas, who guides No 3 at €380,000. 

He says it’s in good order inside and outside, with a front garden and drive, and walled- in back garden, facing east.

VERDICT: A refurbished three/four-bed semi-d at 7 Knockrea Mews (featured here last year) shows up on the Price Register in January of this year having made €400,000.


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