Starter home: Blackrock Road, Cork €220,000

Trish Dromey reports on a two-bed terraced property which dates back 200 years in the fashionable Cork city suburb of Blackrock.
Starter home: Blackrock Road, Cork €220,000

Size: 55 sq m (600 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

BER: Pending

THE phones have been hopping for 5 Dundanion Terrace, a two-bed house with a guide of €220,000 which is possibly the most affordable property available on the Blackrock Road.

It’s right in the village, and next door to a trendily-extended neighbour, with barrel-roofed add-on, a home which featured on a Duncan Stewart TV show a decade or so ago.

“It went online last Thursday and by Monday there had been around 40 calls and 25 emails — I showed it to 10 or 12 people on Monday and I had a bid not too far off the asking price,” says auctioneer Malcolm Cotter.

Viewers have included first-time buyers and investors, attracted by the price and the location.

According to the Buildings of Ireland website, this property is part of an early terrace which was built in 1820.

An attractive property with a large bay window at the front it has just 600 sq ft of living space. Upgraded by current owners it is in need of further work.

Fitted with a new kitchen, bathroom and gas heating it has double-glazed windows at the back and single glazed sash windows at the front.

Accommodation includes a kitchen/living room with modern cream kitchen units. To the rear there’s a small utility area with a WC.

Upstairs there’s a bathroom with a shower cubicle and two laminate-floored bedrooms.

To the front there’s off street parking for two cars and to the rear a 140 ft long southwest facing garden which could be used for an extension.

VERDICT: Still popular after almost 200 years.

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