Super suburban set-up in Donnybrook, Cork

Evidence of the imbalance between supply and demand in cities like Cork is seen in the return of open viewings — and, as equally, in the large numbers turning up at those same viewings.

Donnybrook, Cork €250,000

Size: 116 sq m (1,250 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: D2

Best Feature: updated interior

That was seen clearly in the launch this month of 60 Bromley Park, up above Cork’s suburban Douglas off Donnybrook Hill.

Estate agent Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy had 20 viewers through 60 Bromley Park on its first two open-view sessions, and it impressed most, thanks to its rear kitchen/diner extension, and the quality of its revamped, fresh interior.

“It’s a super property, extended and finished to an extremely high standard,” says Mr O’Donnell of this now-1,250 sq ft home, with three bedrooms, and two ground floor reception rooms, plus ground level shower room as a bonus.

ERA say it’s ideal for first-time buyers but has had a mix of viewers due to its extra square footage.

Set near a wooded glen, in a now nicely matured estate, it’s semi-detached, with off-street parking and has a split level rear yard and patio, with block-built shed and gravel — no lawn.

Thanks to all the recent work, it’s now a walk-in job, and is within a walk of Douglas village also, with its huge range of shops, supermarkets, services, schools, bars and restaurants. 

There’s also a wide range of home and interior shops in and around the Douglas area’s repurposed old woollen mills.

Mr O’Donnell guides No 60 at €250,00 and the Price Register shows three Bromley, Donnybrook house sales in 2014 (none as yet for 2015), at prices ranging from €224,000 to €246,000.


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