Got the scent for a bargain? Lodge your interest and future is Ros(e)y

Tommy Barker uncovers a green oasis in middle of Cork surburbia

Got the scent for a bargain? Lodge your interest and future is Ros(e)y

You could pass the suburban farmhouse called Rose Lodge several times a day, and never realise it exists, says auctioneer TJ Cronin, as he brings a little slice of the country to a city property market.

Old style, original and very much in the farm home mode, this 1,200 sq ft three-bed house in on a rare, surviving one-third of an acre between Sarsfield Road/Wilton and Doughcloyne Togher. It’s a bit of a green oasis, suggests Irish and European’s Mr Cronin, of this site with scope.

There’s a screening wall, and small gate entrance keeping it hushed and secret, and it has two sheds and two garages to keep with the farm/yard, feel, while behind, to the north, is the 1990s Forest Ridge housing development — there’s so much greenery around Rose Lodge it’s possible this is the last bit of original forest left on the suburban ridge.

Viewings have already started, says Mr Cronin, who reckons most people will look at building afresh on the site, and keep the existing three-bed as a secondary property. But, with a third of an acre, there’s lots of options.

The original house has old fashioned charm, and three living areas plus kitchen, some old flagstone floors, and a ground floor shower room, with three overhead bedrooms, and has double glazing and gas heating.

LOCATION: Doughcloyne, Cork

PRICE: €220,000

SIZE: 112 (1,200 sq ft)

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 1

BER RATING: F

VERDICT: Dig in to this place with farmhouse feel.

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