Sleek finish on period find

IT’S one of those Victorian rows that combines a great aspect, good location and period features in a tidy property package.

No 6 Fernwood on Cork’s Douglas Road is a great starter home: it’s a walk to town, has a big green space at the rear and a bus stop outside the door.

The asking price is €360,000, through Humphrey Hogan and Associates and the house is showing well, he says.

It’s an end of row house, with lane access at the side leading through to a surprising woodland zone between the front and back Douglas roads.

No 6 is a dotey house, made over by a young couple, whose family have grown beyond its confines. The front is pretty, with Japanese bamboo and gravel planting leading through to a soft, cream living room, with Victorian fireplace, which is open plan to the former dining room. The staircase has been reversed and is accessed from here and at the rear there’s a big, kitchen/ diner extension ending in French doors.

The units are country cream, with quality fittings and a lot of units with Belfast sink in the centre.

Outside, there’s a raised terrace facing south over the garden, which is bounded by tall trees and hedging and is very private.

The mews access to the side provides parking for two cars and has a garden shed and wheelie bin storage.

The bedrooms are on the small side, but are beautifully finished with a double and single on the first floor, along with a smart bathroom and a master suite in the second, dormer level.

The attention to detail at 6 Fernwood is high and there isn’t much that hasn’t been thought through – which for period properties makes it a rare, off the peg buy.


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