Super semi in Blackrock, Cork with lots in store

A spacious and modern Cork city suburban semi-d is ticking all of the ‘Trading Up’ and relocation boxes.

Blackrock, Cork €340,000

Sq m 138 (1,490 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2


Best Feature:

Already extended

DATING back to the mid-1960s, Berlingford Drive houses off Cork’s Church Road in suburban Blackrock are always popular buys — and No 21 will be no exception.

Set near a green in the end of a cul-de-sac, No 21 Berlingford’s a four-bed semi with two-storey extension to the side, plus there’s an attic conversion on top for storage, with a further en suite bathroom there. It is now all estimated at c 1,500 sq ft, so it’s going to be accommodating for any new family of occupants.

No 21’s for sale with agent Mark Rose of Rose Property, guided at €340,000, and he says it’s all in excellent order, and lovingly kept — inside and outside.

Super semi in Blackrock, Cork with lots in store

The kitchen’s recently been updated, with granite worktops fitted, and separately there are two reception rooms, one front, one to the back, plus a utility, as well as good understairs storage.

In fact, storage is a bit of a theme: one of the four bedrooms is practically a walk-in robe as it’s already fitted with so much hanging space, and access to the attic level is via the fourth bedroom, and light’s provided to the extension’s upper level, and to the attic room, by Velux windows.

Work has been done on the main family bathroom, with above-average size walk-in shower in a corner, and other upgrades include triple glazing to the front of the house, and the oil burner for the heating is a recent addition and it is 85% efficient.

It has front and back gardens, and access to the back garden is through the house, with double doors looking out over a well-kept lawn, and patio, with shed. The front has small lawn, and paved drive for parking.

VERDICT: Ticking lots of ‘Trading Up’ and relocation boxes, it’s set to be a strong seller.


A Courtmacsherry neighbour, Kathy Gannon tells me that when the tide is out, the vast acres of clean, grey mud of the bay reflect the sun in splendour in the clear, sharp air.Damien Enright: ‘How enchanting for humanity that we have birds’

It is hard to believe today but the former island of Ringarogy in West Cork was once home to around 800 people.Islands of Ireland: Ring a Ringarogy

Esther N McCarthy paints a pretty picture with her January picks, along with cool ideas for fridges and lunchboxesWishlist: Fridges and lunchboxes make our list of January picks

Maturity isn’t a good fit for every rapper (see: Kanye’s bedraggled coming-to-Jesus phase). But through 2018 it was working a treat for former bad boy — and Ariana Grande’s ex — Mac Miller. But then his story turned to tragedy as that September, the 26 year-old died of an accidental drug overdose.Review: Mac Miller - Circles

More From The Irish Examiner