THE previously extended, four-bed semi-d at ‘Cherrygrove’, 6, The Rise on the edge of Cork’s Bishopstown has an asking price of €390,000.
Hugh McPhillips of Marshs auctioneers calculates the floor area at 1,990 sq ft. So, although it needs some modernising, and it is always tempting to use the corner site and attached garage for further extending, there’s already plenty of space on offer here.
The Rise is situated off the start of the Waterfall Road, near the south ring roundabout that adroitly splices city traffic for routes to Bandon and west Cork, and to Macroom. The NRA has allowed preliminary works on two ring road flyovers to relieve peak time congestion – though full funding may rest with the coming Budget.
In any case, the ring road can be an adjunct to residents of The Rise, many of whose lives revolve around the immediate Bishopstown location, with easy access to colleges and schools, hospitals and shops, and to country walks and drives.
A good trading up and perhaps trading-in family home, Cherrygrove has a hall with parquet floor and cloak room, inter-connected front and back sitting rooms, with a polycarbonate-roofed conservatory beyond looking over the south-facing back garden.
The kitchen has oak units, off it is a utility with section plumbed for guest loo, and overhead are four bedrooms, one with shower, and the main bathroom.
Decoratively on the dated side, it nonetheless has double glazing, gas central heating – and that great corner site with good southerly-aspect back garden, in a cul de sac estate.
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