No 1 Meadow Lawn offers sense of detachment for those interested in Little Island living

This detached three-bedroom family home on Little Island should make for a good catch for first-time buyers, writes Trish Dromey.

First-time buyers on the hunt near Cork City don’t find too many detached houses in their price range — so the open viewing on Tuesday at No 1 Meadow Lawn in Little Island should be busy.

Built in 2005 it’s part of a small development of just six houses and is one of just two detached ones.

With 1,195 sq ft of floor area it has three bedrooms and is described by selling agents Sherry FitzGerald as very well maintained and in good condition. Guiding at €250,000 it has a B3 energy rating.

Auctioneer Gillian McDonnell says that location as well as condition are key selling points. “It’s right in the centre of Little Island within walking distance of schools and shops and other amenities. It’s within a 10-minute walk from the train station and a 10-minute drive from the tunnel.”

At ground level accommodation includes a carpeted living room which has a timber fireplace with a gas fire as well as an under stairs WC and a large kitchen/dining room with fitted units and integrated appliances.

To the rear there’s also a small utility room and an archway in the dining room leads through to a family room with patio doors.

Upstairs there’s a bathroom and three bedrooms, two doubles and a single including one with an en suite. Fitted with gas heating, it has double glazed windows.

To the front of the property there’s an open plan garden and to the rear there’s a low-maintenance paved area enclosed by timber fencing.

VERDICT: A detached modern estate house, which should be within a first-time buyer’s budget

Little Island, Cork

Price: €250,000

Size:111 sq m (1,195 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

BER: B3


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