Back garden sun trap will seal the deal for this St Luke's Cross home

Tommy Barker reports on a mid-terraced three bed in the elevated location of Cork city’s St Lukes.

Back garden sun trap will seal the deal for this St Luke's Cross home

St Luke’s Cross, Cork €220,000

Size: 86 sq m (935 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: D2

SET just above Gardiners Hill in Cork’s St Luke’s district is Brian Dillon Crescent, where No 3, a mid-terraced tidy home with long front and back gardens is up for the taking, at a €220,000 price guide.

Called after the 19th century patriot and Fenian Brian Dillon, the crescent is near the Montenotte post office and St Anne’s Park, and the selling agents say it’s within a 15 minute walk of the city centre.

To make it to Pana in 15 minutes, occupants might also want to be in training at the local Brian Dillon’s GAA club in the Tank Field, and even the fittest won’t make it back uphill to this home in a quarter of an hour on foot!

But, given the quiet cul-de-sac setting, once you’re home here, you are home and happy to stay put, with excellent outdoor space, off-street parking for two cars and more than 900 sq ft with three bedrooms inside.

Auctioneers Sherry FitzGerald say that with two reception rooms, plus kitchen/diner, as well as a back hall and guest WC, it is laid out “in a practical manner, and is in very good decorative order”, adding that the private, sun-trap south-facing back garden is the icing on top of this walk-in job in a mature suburban enclave.

It has Stira attic access, a garden shed for storage and a D2 energy rating.

VERDICT: The back garden will be the clincher as a private, outdoors space for many: it’s big, bright and easy to keep - and, that’s not always easily found in the one package.

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