Trading up: Douglas, Cork €420,000

Buncrana at 3 Browningstown Park in Douglas is more than an attractive mature three-bed semi — it’s an attractive mature semi in a very sought after residential area with a long south-facing garden.

“The location is superb — it’s within walking distance of primary and secondary schools and is within easy reach of Douglas Village,” says auctioneer Florence Gabriel, who is guiding it at €420,000.

Built in the 1950s, it’s a 1,142 sq ft owner occupied property which has been well looked after and has a sunroom extension on the kitchen at the back. 

Ms Gabriel says that original features, which include picture rails, architraves, and flooring, give it character.

To the front there’s a carpeted living room with a timber fireplace and a bay window and beyond this, a laminate floored family room with a marble fireplace. 

The kitchen at the rear has timber units and opens out in to a tiled sunroom which provides a bright space for dining.

Upstairs there is a bathroom and three bedrooms — two are doubles with built in wardrobes while one, at the front, is a single. Fitted with gas heating and double glazing, the property has an F energy rating . 

A buyer will want to improve on this and to update the décor. A trade-up buyer looking for something larger has the option of extending out at the back, as the garden is quite large.

VERDICT: Hugely appealing to parents who want to walk, not drive, their kids to school.


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