Trading up: Barringtons Avenue, Blackrock €295,000

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Trading up: Barringtons Avenue, Blackrock €295,000

Size: 94sq m (1,000sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 2/3 


Exactly as agent Andy Moore describes, this mid-terraced honey of a home is “tucked away, in a quiet cul-de- sac, in an environ not devoid of woodland”.

Add in a Barringtons Avenue cul de sac setting, off Cork City’s hotly-pursued Blackrock Road by Ballintemple, a sub-€300,000 asking price, and, you can expect hordes now to be able to track down this location.

For sale for the first time in half a century, this well-minded family-owned compact home has had gentle upgrades for comfort and a bit of extra space.

So, it has double glazing, gas central heating, and rear single storey extension for dining and seating, off the galley kitchen, with a view over a compact decked, low-maintenance back garden.

At ground are two reception rooms, each with original tall timber fireplaces/mantles with tiled inserts, and both the hall and kitchen have original encaustic tiled floors.

Overhead are a shower room and two /three bedrooms, the two larger ones have cast iron fireplaces while the small one could be an optional nursery or study.

Andy Moore says it’s got a country home feel, is cosy, has video intercom and alarm, walled in front garden and the Atlantic Pond and Marina are just around the corner and down a pedestrian hill.

VERDICT: A little cracker.

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