Semi right for professional buyer

IT was a four-bed, but then the owners of number 3 Willowdale in Douglas, Cork decided to make a larger, master suite for themselves and lost a bedroom in the process.

However, it’s possible to reverse that, says estate agent, Billy Casey, of Casey and Kingston, but considering the sizeable, en suite master bedroom, it’s unlikely as the semi-detached house is very appealing the way it is. And it’s going to be attractive to the professional buyer, because of the location and the quality of finish.

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac off the Cross Douglas Road it has on and off-street parking and the kind of finish that makes it a headache-free buy.

An infill scheme, there is just a handful of houses here and number 3 is one of the first to come for sale in a long time.

As an indication of value, a neighbouring townhouse was on the market at €450,000 in 2004, but today no 3 has a guide of €345,000, or nearest offer.

It comes with good front and back gardens, a maintenance-free finish, side-access, three bedrooms with master suite, a drawing room, dining room and separate, vanilla kitchen with utility on the ground floor.

Upstairs, there’s the large master suite, two more bedrooms and a main bathroom.

And number 3 is a walk to town and to Douglas.

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