Trading up: Rocestown, Cork €395,000

Sq m: 155 (1,650 sq ft)

When the Kiltegan Fathers religious order sold their large base in Cork’s suburban Rochestown, the main building became a hotel (the sizeable Rochestown Park for the past 20 or so years), while the farm lands became residential development.

The stretch east of the hotel allowed for hundreds of new homes.

Now, a few decades down the line, all the parks east of the hotel are settled and mature, from Kiltegan (Lawn, Crescent, Park) down through Delford and Wainsfort and Newlyn Vale: all are well-ensconced, and on mature gardens.

New to market is no 22 Kiltegan Lawn, close to the main Kiltegan entrance and shop on the left cul de sac, and it’s south-facing, with a wedge-shaped back garden. Estate agent, Dennis Guerin, of Frank V Murphy & Co, prices it at €395,000, and it comes with front living room, linked to a dining space by an arch, with rear kitchen/diner, utility and guest WC.

There’s scope for up to five first-floor beds, or four plus study, with one en-suite, and the attic’s part-floored for storage.

VERDICT: Ever-popular location for families.

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