Starer homes: Blackrock, Cork €150,000

Size: Sq m 53 (580 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

It’s only a one-bed, but the location’s ace, the charm factor is high, there’s a decent back garden, and two attic level rooms thrown into the equation at 2, Ashton Cottages, on Cork city’s main Blackrock Road.

No 2 is right at the city end of this road, near the rebuilt second level school, parks and amenities, and a 15-minute walk will get you to the city centre to boot.

The old-worlde cottage is in good overall condition, the back garden is private and though there’s less than 600 sq ft, its deceptively spacious, says agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills.

He guides it at €150,000 and says the extra 210 sq ft at attic level, in two roms, give a bit of an extra dimension: some viewers might look at options to upgrade or make more domestic use of them.

Accommodation at ground level is made up of an interconnecting living/kitchen/dining room, with the living space to the front, and a galley kitchen to the back, with a cast iron fireplace in the living area (main heating is electric storage heating, and the BER’s a lowly G.

Mr O’Donovan says it’s a good first home, city pad or even investment as the location is so good, while for full-time living there’s screening privacy in front with a small, shrubbed garden, as well as a much larger back garden with shed.

VERDICT: Small, but cute.


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