Starter homes

Three-bed Douglas semi in turnkey condition boasts extra large garden

THERE’S a nice bit of extra greenery immediately around 19 Dunvale Crescent, a three-bed semi for sale with an extra large side garden.

It carries a €230,000 asking price with agent Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald, who rates its position within this Frankfield, Douglas, Cork, scheme built about a decade ago.

No 19’s position means it is toward the end of a cul de sac, faces a green and there’s public open space as well to the side/rear, so there’s a good feeling of openness for an estate house. It’s back garden/kitchen faces south, and the house’s elevation in Frankfield gives it distant views over Cork’s suburbs.

This 1,300 sq ft home is, say the selling agents, in turnkey condition and has a front reception room with bay window and fireplace, with a rear dining room 17’ by 11’ that ties into the single storey kitchen extension, pushing out about 6’ from the house’s back wall.

Overhead are three bedrooms, one en suite, plus family bathroom, which added to the ground floor guest WC gives three bathrooms in all.

VERDICT: Dunvale, and Frankfield generally, is well serviced, with an Aldi, SuperValu, a new national school and has easy proximity to Douglas’s two shopping centres and bars and restaurants in one direction with the south city ring road and the Kinsale Road roundabout half a mile the other direction.

€215,000 for spacious demi-d with four bedrooms and three bathrooms

No 91 Ashmount Court, Cork, has bright, light hued interior, Tommy Barker reports

THERE’S around 1,200 sq ft of living space for a couple or a family to colonise at 91 Ashmount Court, high up above Cork at Silversprings, Tivoli.

Here, this four-bed home with a bright and light-hued interior and a stepped-up back garden is for sale with Matt Fallon of FML Properties, who seeks offers around €215,000 for the walk-in condition home.

Ashmount’s builders were O’Brien and O’Flynn, and the scheme includes a good mix of house types.

This is one of the larger homes up here, fitting in four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the front, main reception room is a decent size at 17’ by 12’ with bay window and open hearth fireplace.

Keeping a nice crisp look is the light-coloured floor tiles used in the kitchen/dining room (white units too) and in the long hall, and upstairs one of its four bedrooms is en suite.

No 91 has off-street parking on a cobble lock drive, side entrance to the back garden, which is slightly tiered, with lawn and seating area.

VERDICT: A spacious semi-d, just off Cork city’s northern ring road.

CLARECASTLE, CLARE €180,000

Sq m: 130 (1,399 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

UPSIDE-down living, with an upper floor open plan dining, cooking and living area, comes with this Killoo, Clarecastle three-bed cottage.

Recently renovated and extended to nearly 1,400 sq ft, it’s semi-detached, but still has a half acre site, notes selling agent Helen Gallery in Ennis, who seeks €180,000 for the property with a cottage feel downstairs mingling with open-plan airiness above. The mix includes a large double garage with overhead storage, and rear, private decking area, all two minutes from the motorway/N18, near the Shannon estuary.

CORK CITY €199,000

Sq m: 134 (1,440 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

ALTHOUGH it is in seven bedsits, No 7 Maryville on Cork city’s Southern Road near the South Infirmary hospital will easily convert back to a four-bed family home, on the fringe of the city centre.

So says estate agent Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy as he offers the terraced home, guiding €199,000 — small backyard, concrete paved front, off-street parking, and scope for three reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and kitchen.

VERDICT: The location is super-convenient, and a few neighbouring houses have been recently done up.

Mayfield, Cork €139,000

Sq m: 93 (1,001 sq ft))

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

SMART and well presented, this three- bed end-of-terrace home at 47 Ashford Heights, Banduff, is a new market entrant with Terry Hayes of Remax and will suit first-time buyers. Located off the Banduff road, this well-maintained house has a large living/dining room, a lounge with cast iron fireplace, three bedrooms and a main bathroom.

VERDICT: Good house and with a good aspect too — it’s south-west facing at the rear.

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