Starter home: Ballyphehane, Cork City €225,000

This new build in settled suburb is built for modern-day ease and comfort.

Size: 96 sq m (1.035 sq ft)



Bathrooms: 3


IT’S the new kid on the block — literally. This end terrace/semi-detached home No 210 B Pearse Road was built as recently as 2008 in Cork’s long-established Ballyphehane suburb, making it about 50 years younger than its neighbours.

Set between Musgrave Park and the Lough, along a road which turns pink with Cherry blossom each spring as a seasonal harbinger, it was constructed in the corner garden of an existing family home. 

And, it was done to high building standards by a West Cork builder, who made it as warm and energy efficient as possible.

No 210B has a central wood-burning stove in its main and bright open plan 25’ by 20’ living/kitchen/dining room, with flue running up by the stairs to get every last calorie of heat; it has a study/playroom, utility and one of its three bedrooms is en suite with a walk-in robe, plus there’s an efficient heat recovery system.

Once past its small porch entrance, No 210B has a bit over 1,000 sq ft, gardens front and side, plus rear deck and yard.

It’s been kept well up to spec, with a high-gloss kitchen and selling agent Jeremy Murphy guides it as a walk-in purchase at €225,000.

Location-wise, it’s quite close to Cork city centre, and also near to hand is The Lough, UCC, Musgrave Park and Turners Cross FAI pitch, with a wide choice of shops, including SuperValu and an Aldi as well as a traditional neighbourhood cluster of shops and bars.

VERDICT: Rare to get a new home offer in such a settled suburb, and it’s built for modern-day ease and comfort, so for home hunters, it’s case of 210B, or not 210B?


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