Starter home: Douglas, Cork €245,000

Although Ivy Cottage is cute, detached and private, its key attraction is its location on the Douglas Road, within easy walking distance of the city centre.
Starter home: Douglas, Cork €245,000

Size: 80 sq m (861 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

BER: F

Best Feature: More potential 

Cute with white exterior walls, black window trims, and white panelled windows, the two-bed property is enclosed by old stone walls which give it unexpected privacy for a small cottage in this part of town.

On the market with an asking price of €245,000, it is situated on the city end of the Douglas Road in front of a just extensively upgraded large dwelling on an acre; this more modest cottage is directly across from St Finbarr’s Hospital, just over 1km from the city centre, close to a small Tesco.

Jarlath Boyd of Timothy Sullivan & Associates says the cottage has attracted immediate interest and that busy viewings are expected.

With the look of an old Victorian property it was probably built over 100 years ago, and now offering 860 sq ft it is said to be in reasonably good order, but would benefit from upgrading and more investment.

The front porch leads in to a laminate floored sitting room which opens out on to a kitchen with white fitted units at the rear.

The third ground floor room is listed as a dining room but is currently in use as a bedroom.

Upstairs there are two long bedrooms as well as a large 9’ by 12’ bathroom.

The cottage has gas heating, single glazed windows and an F energy rating.

Outside on a good-sized site for a small property, there’s a tarmac parking area at the side, a lawned garden at the rear, and some paving at the front.

Access is through double timber covered gates.

VERDICT: Like a country cottage in the city.

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