Refurbed home presents a rare opportunity near Cork city centre

THERE have only been a handful of house sales in recent years in Cork city’s Windmill Road, and now, here comes the long-time family-owned home, No 11.

Windmill Road, Cork City €220,000

Size: 72 sq m (770 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2 plus attic

Bathrooms: 2


Fringed on much of one side by an old convent building (and a hidden, walled-in quarry with a one-off house perched on its rim by the adjacent High Street) Windmill Road is a narrow sliver of street and hill, between Quaker Road/Summerhill south, and the start of the Douglas Road.

No 11 Frankfield Villas is towards the flat/plateau part of the hill, a short walk to the city centre and it’s a well upgraded two-bed mid-terraced home of 770 sq ft, with solar panels for water heating, and a cosy, attractive attic level room, with feature old exposed red brick in the chimney breast as it reaches the roof.

Refurbed home presents a rare opportunity near Cork city centre

Estate agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills guides No 11 at an achievable €220,000, and he notes the quality of the recent refurb work done as making it very attractive for buyers who don’t want to take on renovation projects: it impresses from the first moment, he suggests.

Off a side hall is a front-to-back, 21’ by 11’ open plan living/dining room with front bay window and garden access behind, plus also at ground is an upgraded kitchen, with main bathroom beyond.

Overhead there’s a shower room, and two compact-enough double bedrooms.

No 11 has c 750 sq ft at its two main levels with almost 150 sq ft more at attic/den level, reached by a spiral staircase from the landing.

There’s outdoor space too, with a rear patio/gravelled and landscaped garden with elevated views over the southern suburbs and Capwell, as well as a walled-in, gravelled and planted front garden, and while car parking is on-street with residents’ permits, many would-be occupants won’t want or need a car given its proximity to the city centre.

VERDICT: A very tidy package indeed.


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