Home in Cork's Thornbury Heights is the right vintage

The vendors of the family home Estoril, just off Cork’s Rochestown Road in Thornbury Heights, have been in situ at this Mc Inerney-built four-bed semi-d since it was first built in 1985: in fact, they were the very first people to move into either end of this Thornbury development, thirty years ago.

Home in Cork's Thornbury Heights is the right vintage

Now, they are moving on, and the 1,365 sq ft home is fresh to market in the past two weeks with James G Coughlan & Associates, who guide it at €360,000.

Estoril, aka No 7 Manor Dene, is in the initial, lower entry section of Thornbury Heights, and feels as much like it’s a set-back on the Rochestown Road as being part of an estate. Thornnbury rises in two distinctly accessed sections up towards Coach Hill to the south, with low stone wall and green strip between houses and the road in this cul de sac niche.

No 7 Manor Dene has a superb, quality interior, done in a classical style and superbly finished, with interlinked reception rooms, says agent Jim Coughlan, reckoning it’s one of the best-kept family homes he’s seen in quite a while.

He has just started viewings and it’s immediately impressing all comers, he notes, and has an easy to manage south-facing back garden, with block-built shed, plus there’s off-street parking.

Called after a popular resort near Lisbon in Portugal, Cork’s Estoril is a 30 year old house that has moved with the times, but not followed contemporary fashions slavishly either. The owners put in a new hardwood stairs some time ago, and also refreshed was the kitchen, now with new units and black granite worktops.

Rooms include a front living room with arch to a rear dining room, which has back garden access, kitchen, family room, utility and ground floor WC.

Overhead there are four bedrooms, all with built-ins, and one has a en suite shower room.

VERDICT: In fine fettle, No 7 has a cul de sac, cachet setting off the Rochestown Road

Rochestown, Cork


Size: 126 sq m (1,365 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


Best Feature: Smart interior

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