Amazing views part of the attraction at Lee Vista

HOW’s this for starters? Lee Vista is, in the current scheme of things, a relatively compact and self-contained apartment development.

At a time when apartment schemes number dozens and even hundreds of units, this is at the lower end of the scale with less than 30 units in all.

Location is above the Lee Road, just at the western and riverside fringe of Cork city, and views are full-on southerly, overlooking the Lee Fields, the scenic weir with its fish steps, the new €11 million Environmental Research Lab, and the City Council’s €5 million Cork City Sustainable Campus project, making a visitor attraction of the old Victorian waterworks complex.

Also filling out the amazing views are the new extension to the Kinglsey Hotel, the rapid change to the skyline of Victoria Cross - and Cork County Council’s re-skinned and extended County Hall.

So, that’s all the backdrop: up for sale is apartment 5, Lee Vista, in this red-brick development which is a consistently good seller when second hand units come on the market in the Cork city area.

No 5 is a ground floor, one-bed unit with about over 500 sq ft of space, on the market with Fiona Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick & Associates in the city.

She guides it at €210,000, and rooms include an open plan kitchen/living and dining area of 14’ by 14’, a bedroom of 12’ by less than 9’, and a bathroom with shower.

Access is by patio door, at ground level, so it might be a good buy for someone with mobility issues, and there’s secure parking within the electric gated development. Heating is electric storage heaters.

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