Starter home: Blackpool, Cork €170,000

Trish Dromey on a neatly restored three-bed, well located, city property.

Starter home: Blackpool, Cork €170,000

90 Sq m (968 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: pending

THREE years after being sold in a dilapidated state for €45,500, No 33 Dublin Street, in Cork’s Blackpool, is back on the market with a whole new look and a guide of €170,000.

The owner has transformed the three-bed terraced property from top to bottom putting in double glazed windows, a gas boiler, new carpets, bathroom suites, timber flooring, tiling, kitchen units, glass paneled internal doors while also putting in insulation and painting every room white.

The exterior has also been spruced up with a coat of blue and some decorative fascia over the door.

Offering 968 sq ft of space, the property is located just 250 metres from Blackpool Shopping Centre and is within a 25 minute walk from Patrick Street and the city centre.

To the front there’s an L shaped living room with timber flooring and a cast iron and mahogany fireplace and beyond this, a modern galley style kitchen with timber units, a hob and oven, and some multicoloured wall tiles.

To the rear there’s a small timber floored bedroom or study with built in shelving and an en suite bathroom.

Upstairs there’s a shower room and two carpeted bedrooms. On street at the front, there is a small yard at the rear.

Kate Kearney of DNG Murphy Condon says the property hasn’t been used much since the renovation and is in excellent condition.

She’s expecting good first time buyer interest and says the property is well located for people working in Blackpool companies such as Blizzard and Xanadu.

“It also has good potential for an investor and would make €1,000 a month in rent,’’ she adds.

VERDICT: Totally renovated and ready for sale

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