Starter home: Carrigtwohill, Cork €250,000

Trish Dromey hears that this 10-year-old Carrigtwohill home is in good condition with maturing green surrounds and comfortable interior.

Size: 122 sq m (1,314 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

BER: C1

A MOVE to Carrigtwohill could be an option for a buyer looking to find a modern four-bed semi with a guide of €250,000 such as this one at 35 Bramble Lane, Castlelake.

Suzanne Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing says it has already attracted interest from first-time buyers renting in Castlelake as well as trader uppers living there and buyers looking to make their money go further by moving out of Cork City.

Built approximately ten years ago the house has 1,314 sq ft of living space and is said to be in very good condition.

Starter home: Carrigtwohill, Cork €250,000

“It’s on a large corner site and this gives it extra privacy,’’ says Ms Tyrell adding that the estate has attractive green areas and a lake and is maturing nicely.

Accommodation includes a sitting room which has a timber fireplace with a gas fire, as well as a family room, a utility room and a kitchen dining room with modern fitted units. 

Upstairs there’s a bathroom and four timber floored bedrooms including one with an en suite and a box room.

Enclosed by a high wall and timber fencing, the back garden is lawned with some maturing trees and a pergola.

The property is within a 10 minute walk from the local Aldi, is close to schools, local amenities and the railway station. It is approximately 15km from Cork City centre.

There haven’t been a huge number of sales in Bramble Lane in recent years although No 2 Sold for €248,000 in early 2015 and No 41 which went on the market for a guide of €260,000, is now believed to have gone sale agreed.

VERDICT: good space for starter


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