Red-bricked mews strike a cord? Why not join village people

The word ‘village’ gets bandied about when it comes to Cork city’s super-sized suburb Douglas, and it’s even pinned to the towering Douglas Village Shopping Centre and multi-storey car-park — but it’s in places like Grosvenor Mews that the village feel at least rings some bit true.

Red-bricked mews strike a cord? Why not join village people

There’s less than a dozen terraced red-brick townhouses here off Douglas West, close to the GAA club, credit union and South County, and they’re almost all doubly tucked away, reached via the cul de sac called Galway’s Lane.

Auctioneer Glen O’Connor of DNG Creedon is selling No 4 for around €190,000. It’s a spotless end-terrace home or investment, with three bedrooms, living room and rear 15’ by 12’ kitchen/dining room with a feature brick fireplace surround.

It has double glazing, gas central heating, and very easy to keep outdoor spaces, which are mostly paved front (with parking for two cars) and back, with a shed to the rear for storage. No 4 also has a low-maintenance red brick exterior.

VERDICT: Modern village life, in a well serviced suburb and the ring road’s only a few hundred metres away.

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