Sea air in an urban setting

Rose Martin says Avondale in Passage West is in a healthy location.

NOTHING like embracing sea air — especially, and more surprising, when it’s in an urban setting.

Facing out on to Cork Harbour and in the line of the prevailing south-westerlies, Avondale is an estate of mature one-offs with a healthy elevation at Church Hill, Passage West.

And according to Valerie Parkes of Savills HOK, you don’t even need to go through Passage to get there, as it has a faster approach via Monastery Road to the upper end of the town.

Ms Parkes has just started showing no 4 Avondale and the response has been very good so far, she says, but there are no offers yet on the guide price of €575,000.

The detached four-bed is presented in superb condition, she adds, and is a low-maintenance property with a great corner site.

Facing out over the harbour, the rear garden is south-west facing and has an old stone boundary wall and mature trees to frame the large site.

The house has a very generous, 2,000 square feet with an impressive run of rooms to the left and rear of the main entrance hallway. These include a bright, and full height sunroom/living room projecting out into the garden.

Then, there’s the country style, eat-in kitchen which connects to a study and on to the living room which faces south-east.

A formal sitting room and interconnecting dining room are to the right of the hallway, which is a big, bright space, says Ms Parkes, and at the very end, there’s a utility with guest bathroom which is accessed from the kitchen. One of the four bedrooms is at ground floor level and overhead, there’s a full master suite with two other double bedrooms and a main bathroom.

Styling is classic and the house is very well finished. In terms of trading-up, this is a care-free buy.

The property is also within easy reach of the South Ring Road and Jack Lynch Tunnel.

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