Trading up: Douglas, Cork, €900,000

Back for a market push once more is the suburban Douglas home with a Kerry name, and a prime Cork address. 

Size: 171 sq m (1,820 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: E1

The detached home called Daingean is inside in Woolhara Park, off the main Douglas Road, on good gardens, and faces west at the back.

It arrived as House of the Week in April last, guiding at €900,000 and two bidders drove it up to €980,000 in jig time. 

But, the deal didn’t close, and now its back seeking bidders again, via Russell Estate Agents: Michael Russell and Shane Russell once more guide it at €900k.

It’s a lovely, older style detached home of c 1,820 sq ft, but will need updating to maximise its charms, location and potential. 

Across the Douglas Road, a contemporary one-off in immaculate order made €900,000 two years ago, and at the top of neighbouring estates two very different detacheds at the top of Rosebank and Ballincurrig estates also got huge overhauls and costly upgrades in 2016, after selling for €770,000 and €550,000 respectively.

Daingean is set deep inside Woolhara Park, dates to the early-mid 1900s, and has been in the current family’s hands for the past 48 years, and before that was owned by a UCC horticulturist, a native of Dingle, or An Daingean.

It comes with three reception rooms, all with fireplaces and has four bedrooms above, and is on a site of 0.27 of an acre making it highly extendable.

VERDICT: Second chance to buy, and the daffs are back out as well.



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