Trading Up: Maryborough/Rochestown, Cork €385,000 

FOR those prepared to roll up their sleeves and do a bit of updating and upgrading, No 34 Limetrees Road holds lots of promise.
Trading Up: Maryborough/Rochestown, Cork €385,000 

Dating from the mid 1900s, this four-bed semi-d is set off the Douglas end of the Rochestown Road, near the foot of Maryborough Hill and close to two hotels, as well as to the ring road, and to all of Douglas’s services.

With a south-facing back garden, and off-street parking with adjacent garage and boiler house, No 34 is fresh to market, but is dated internally, and carries a €385,000 asking price via agent Stephen Clarke of REA O’Donoghue Clarke.

The house comes with two reception rooms with tiled fireplaces, basic kitchen, and four overhead bedrooms, none en suite, with a bath with overhead shower in the main bathroom. Bedrooms are carpeted.

No 34’s heating is via oil, the BER is a D2, and the back garden is walled in at the sides with a mature, greened back boundary.

The southerly rear aspect and side width allows lots of easy extension options, subject to planning approval, and many coming to view may also consider opening up ground floor rooms for a more open plan layout.

Intending purchasers might need a further budget of €50,000-€100,000 to get No 34 back up to spec.

Recent Limetrees sales, in 2015 and 2016, topped €400,000, including the detached No 1 last year which made €465,000. Another detached house last year had a €475k asking price and top gardens.

It is now sale agreed.

VERDICT: Blank canvas jobbie.

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