Starter home: Blackpool, Cork €195,000

Trish Dromey says this two-bed would suit a carefree couple or singleton.

MODERN high-rise living at 24 Heron Gate in Blackpool has much to recommend it to a carefree couple or to a single person.

Situated smack-bang in the middle of amenities, offices and shops in Blackpool Retail Park, this is a sixth-floor two-bed apartment with 820 sq ft of accommodation.

Seeking offers of €195,000, agents Sherry FitzGerald say it’s finished to a high standard with modern appliances and fittings. It comes with a space in the multi-story car park and a large decked balcony with city and rural views .

Accommodation includes a 20’ x20’dining/living room/kitchen with timber flooring, large windows and cream kitchen units with integrated appliances. Off this room is a corner balcony with a glass railing.

There’s also a utility room, a bathroom and two bedrooms, including one with an en suite shower room. Fitted with gas central heating and PVC double-glazed windows, the property has a good C1 energy rating.

When the seven/eight floor 28-apartment complex was built ten years ago, it was for a brief time the highest apartment building in the city.

Auctioneer Gillian McDonnell says that the complex which was developed by the Love family’s Shipton Group and built by PJ Hegarty & Sons, is still considered one of the best in the city: “The location in the centre of Blackpool and the quality of the building are strong selling points and we are getting good interest.’’

Earlier this year, No 27 a three bed penthouse apartment sold for €260,000.

VERDICT: The perfect pad for the employees of local companies such as Xanadu or Apple

Blackpool, Cork 


Sq m 76 (820 sq ft)




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