A sound trading up option in Cork’s Waterfall

<B>Tommy Barker </b>says buyers get a second chance to get into Waterfall estate west of Cork city suburbs.

Waterfall, Cork €585,000

Size: 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5


Best Feature: Family friendly

Back on the market after a sale didn’t conclude is the large, detached family home at 35, Heatherfield, west of Bishopstown at Waterfall, Cork.

It last went for sale in May of last year, guiding €585,000 via agent Jeremy Murphy and he’s keeping to the same price guide now that another year has rolled around.

There are 57 homes in all in Fleming Construction’s Heatherfield, and while they’ve generally sold and re-sold well,there doesn’t seem to have been any transaction at all here in the past year or more. No 35 now aims to fill that void.

No 35’s neighbour, No 36, sold in 2013 for €530,000, and prior to that Heatherfield prices had ranged from €500,000 to €640,000.

House types here were all very much of the same two-storey appearance when first developed, in two distinct clusters, and the standard detached all measured 2,600 sq ft, done with Fleming Construction’s pioneering Fusion steel frame build method, with waffle-like sandwich of rigid insulation.

From day one, they were popular with families and children, and medics based in Cork’s western suburban hospitals have always been among the buyers.

Features include nine foot high ceilings downstairs, with a sunken family room off the main kitchen/dining room, along with main reception room, study, and large hall with airy landing above.

Two of this house’s five bedrooms are en suite, while the master bedroom also has a dressing room.

Occupying a corner site with parking for four cars, and with good garden area and BBQ spot by a patio, No 35 Heatherfield is a sound and family-friendly trading up option.

VERDICT: Second chance to buy at this Waterfall address, within easy reach of suburban services and hospital employers.


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