Trading Up: Maryborough Hill, Cork €289,000

EVEN though No 20, The Drive, in Cork’s Broadale estate off Maryborough Hill is only about 1,100sq ft, its selling agent Jeremy Murphy describes it as “deceptively spacious”.
Trading Up: Maryborough Hill, Cork €289,000

That’s probably down to the way the kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar is double depth, front to back of the house, and across the hall the main front sitting room links via double doors to a further rear reception room, so it does, in fact, seem airy.

Of course, it’s also on view for sale unfurnished and cleared out, so there’s no need to imagine it without the clutter of day-to-day life. Instead, viewers can just imagine where they’d put their own furniture.

It comes for sale with a €289,000 asking price, in good, clean overall condition and is pretty much ready to go.

It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of later builds, so there’s no ground floor guest WC or en suite, but the side conversion does give it that extra sense of space, and overhead its three bedrooms (two doubles and a single) have built-ins.

With a south-facing back garden, and small front garden with off-street parking, No 20’s quite the simple package, perfect for a first-time buyer or compact family home, says Mr Murphy.

VERDICT: Close to Douglas, and accessible, in a mature and popular estate.

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