Great location for indulging in sporting or shopping pursuits

CHARMING, is how auctioneer Billy Casey of Casey and Kingston describes this semi-detached bungalow at 35 Avondale Park in Ballintemple. And charming it is, with it's cottagey looks, but it's the location which will bring in the buyers.

A sweet house that hasn't changed much over time, Villa Flora isn't huge, but then that could be what downsizing buyers are after. For those looking to trade into the area, the garden could allow another extension.

Presented in a neat and tidy condition, the bungalow is also good value at the asking price of €320,000, says Mr Casey, considering its Blackrock Road address and quiet, cul-de-sac location.

Villa Flora is close to the home grounds of Cork Constitution Rugby Club on Temple Hill and is a five-minute walk to the GAA stadium at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, which means the property takes in quite a large demographic.

And for the sporting philistines, there's always shopping at the new Mahon Point centre down the road or at Douglas, with its many-faceted shopping, just over the way a bit. And for those who just couldn't be bothered, there's a fine sunny garden at the back with a glass house for tomato enthusiasts.

Villa Flora has a drawing room of 14' by 11', a dining room of 12' by 9', and a galley kitchen with an old-fashioned, but very handy, pantry area.

Then there's a playroom of 16' by 8', a bedroom of 12' by 11' and two other bedrooms which are slightly smaller in size, along with a main bathroom.

Double glazed windows, gas heating and parking are included.

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