Low price will attract many bids for 68 Knockpogue Avenue above Blackpool

THANKS to the big, west-facing back garden, and a sunny corner site, there’s scope to add to the end-terrace two-bed home at 68 Knockpogue Avenue. 

Dating to the mid-1900s, No 68 is elevated above Blackpool, on the city’s northside, reached uphill via Pophams Road in Farranree.

Guiding at €130,000, estate agent Gillian McDonnell of Sherry FitzGerald says the accessible home has been very well kept, with neat front and back gardens and is in a mature area, near the shopping centre and other Blackpool amenities, as well as schools, cinema, and leisure centre.

Right now, it’s only 775 sq ft — about the size of a two-bed apartment, only with more rooms fitted in. 

There’s a slender front and larger back reception room, with the front currently set up as a dining space, and a relatively compact kitchen, about 10’ by 7’, with wood-effect built-ins and appliances and is plumbed for a washing machine, and has direct back garden access, with lawns up a few steps behind.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, and a bathroom, and the larger of the bedrooms (14’ by almost 10’) is to the front with two side-by side windows.

The house has an alarm, gas central heating, double glazing and a D2 BER, and there’s a block-built storage shed to the side, and this is where some would-be buyers may consider adding a side and/or rear extension.

“It you are looking for a home in a great location, this will tick all the boxes,” says Ms McDonnell, adding that she’s had a series of recent Blackpool sales to First Time Buyers.

VERDICT: The €130,000 price may well be surpassed given recent results and bidding.

Farranree, Cork City

€130,000

Size: 72 sq m (775 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

BER: D2


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