Trish Dromey reports on a three bed, three-storey property in Cork city centre which is attracting bids from first-timers and investors alike.
IT would be hard to find a three bed semi that’s closer to Cork city centre than 1 St Johns Mews on Douglas Street.
Guiding at €170,000, it’s just moments away from shops and pubs on Douglas Street while the South Mall is within a brief five or six minute stroll.
Since the small development was built in Douglas Street around 30 years ago, this property has had one careful owner.
“It’s both well presented and well located and a has a C3 energy rating,’’ says Jarlath Boyd of Timothy Sullivan Auctioneers.
It offers 850 sq ft of accommodation spread over three floors. At ground level there’s a carpeted sitting room with a fireplace and a kitchen with built in units.
The first floor has a bathroom and a bedroom with built in units while the second floor has two more bedrooms with built in wardrobes, one double and one single.
Fitted with single gazed teak windows and gas heating, the house has recently been fitted with a new combi boiler.
To the rear the property has a slabbed patio garden with some plants and a Barna shed.
Bidding started in January at €150,000 and has now gone up to €167,000.
“We now have five or six people bidding on it — most are first time buyers but there are also some investors — this is in a very popular rental area,” says Mr Boyd Properties in this development don’t come on the market too often — the last sale recorded on the Property Price Register was in July 2013, when No 2 sold for €145,000.
VERDICT: Will sell soon
Douglas Street, Cork
Size: 79 sq m (850 sq ft)
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