Four-bed semi-d in Broadale ticks all the boxes

Tommy Barker looks at a four-bed family home that went on the market in a popular Cork suburb this week.

Four-bed semi-d in Broadale ticks all the boxes

ALL the type of work that families looking to trade up to a four-bed home might have to do in older housing stock, anything more than a decade or two old, is probably already done to this top-notch Cork semi-d, 107 Broadale.

The fact that it launched at €375,000 in early January, when the market’s starved for good product, should surely mean swift queues to view, too.

Set on a corner site in the McInerney development off Douglas/s Maryborough Hill, No 107 dates to the late 1990s/early 2000s and is for sale with estate agent Kevin O’Sullivan, of Barry Auctioneers who says it’s in excellent condition.

He’s doing viewings by appointment this coming Monday and Thursday, after launching it just three days ago, and it’s already gaining traction given all that’s on offer in this popular, edge-of-Douglas estate.

How much more it makes over the modest seeming €375,000 asking price will be curious to see, and it’s likely some bidders may ‘go strong,’ as once bought, there’s little or nothing more to spend.

Already, it’s extended to the back, with a pine-sheeted part-vaulted ceiling in the sunroom which also has a mellow brick back wall, the two main reception rooms (living/dining) are interconnected, front to back with bay window in the front sitting room, and in turn they link to the sun room; the kitchen/diner has been updated too, with a bay window by the casual dining table, overlooking a well-landscaped back garden, with raised beds..

Flooring in the linked reception rooms is a limed timber, elsewhere it’s cream-coloured/neutral tiling, one room has a fireplace, and other heating is via gas.

In addition, there’s a utility with part brick wall, a guest WC, and overhead four bedrooms, one with en suite very well tiled.

Then, as a bonus, but unlisted in the sales details, is an attic conversion, with permanent stair access, with carpet pads on hardwood treads.

It doesn’t meet planning regulations to be described as a further bedroom, but it’s good for storage as a music, study or play room, and is bright, with a Velux.

Externally, the front garden is well-shrubbed, there’s off street parking, and a garage for storage.

VERDICT: Going to tick lots and lots of boxes.

Broadale, Cork

Price: €375,000

Size: 186 sq m (2,010 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Ber: C1

Best Feature: Well extended

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