Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €270,000


Just off the Ballincollig bypass, this pristine property in Greenfields, could be right up your street. Just turn the key, and personalise it.

Sq m 102 (1097 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3


Pristine order is the order of the day at 3 Old Court Drive, out in Ballincollig’s Greenfields, just off the Ballincollig bypass.

It’s listed at €270,000 with agents Sherry FitzGerald, who say it’s immaculately presented, in a popular development, and very easily reached off the bypass by the Killumney turnoff.

At the price, it’s within the reach of many first-time buyers, and may also appeal to those working in EMC nearby in Ovens, where there’s thousands of jobs and hefty demand in and around Ballincollig, say all of the town’s local agents.

This is quite a standard semi-d in terms of layout, with two ground floor reception rooms (the front one has a wood-burning stove in its fireplace hearth,) and both the back room and hall have wide-plank effect laminate flooring.

Units in the kitchen are bright, all white, and the floor’s tiled, there’s garden access from here and from the adjoining back room via patio doors. The master bedroom has an en suite, hidden behind a door in wall of built-ins

VERDICT: No 3’s all very fresh and crisp, and is set up for sale with stripped back furnishings so it’s going to be easy enough for viewers to imagine making their own more personal mark on, and while the gardens front and back are lawned, they are crying out for a bit more colour and landscaping: they’re pretty much a blank green canvas.


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