Starter home: Belfort is in symmetry with your life

Three-bed bungalow in Cork’s Mayfield has a lot to offer, writes Tommy Barker.

NEW to market in Cork’s Iona Park, a great Mayfield location with houses on decent suburban gardens, is Belfort, a 1,000 sq ft three-bed single-storey home, with three bedrooms and a field-like back garden, for €215,000 via agent Michael O’Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald.

There’s symmetry across the front of Belfort: it has four corner chimneys, twin gravel side drives, central pedestrian walkway, fringed with hedging and plants, a mid-ships’ front door and proportioned bay windows to the left and right, one for a living room, the other for the main 12’ by 14’ bedroom. Then, there’s a second reception/dining room to the back, leading to a kitchen annexe.

The auctioneers say it is as suitable for traders-down as for first-time buyers. It has an alarm, gas heating, storage sheds and a long back garden with hedge boundaries.

VERDICT: Easy on the eye, easy on the pocket at €215,000 for a detached, city three-bed on good gardens, and easy to live in as all the space is on one level. Some neighbours have extended upwards, as these are houses to keep and grow old with.


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