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MAYFIELD/MONTENOTTE, CORK

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Sq m: 80 (900 sq ft))

Bedrooms: 2 plus attic

Bathrooms: 1

Broadband: Yes

Straddling a spot off Cork city’s North Ring Road, between Montenotte and Mayfield, is this modest-seeming and affordable bungalow, No 100 Middle Glanmire Road.

The semi-detached home, with front and back gardens, has its largest room up on top, with a bright 25’ by 10’ dormer room now here, with three Velux windows to the back. Auctioneer Jeremy Murphy seeks offers around €110,000 for the place, in good order throughout and with two ground floor bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room.

VERDICT: Walk or drive to town via Montenotte, while the north ring road takes you just about everywhere else.

COBH, CO CORK €69,000

Sq m: 80 (850 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Broadband: Yes

Cobh’s terraces are stacked up on top of one another rising up from the sea to the brow of the south-facing, harbour-aspected hill, like tiered seating in a theatre — and all of the water-borne activity of the harbour plays out below.

But, while most of the terraces have a view, there’s no water vista from this part of Frenchs Avenue, where No 74’s for sale with a €69,000 asking price via agent Johanna Murphy. She says it’s quaint, but needs some modernising in new ownership, even though it already has a couple of small extensions.

It has two reception rooms, two bedrooms, kitchen plus bathroom and utility with rear yard access.

VERDICT: It’s a quick downhill roll to the town and quays.

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