Starter home: Douglas, Cork €240,000

Trish Dromey looks at a highly desirable home with a top-class finish.  

The standard of the finish at 15, The Avenue, Greenvalley, Donnybrook, is higher than you might expect for a three-bed semi in Douglas with a guide of €240,000.

So says Shane Finn of DNG Creedon, pointing out that the property has been extensively renovated by the current owners, who put in a new kitchen, new tiled flooring, new bathrooms, and also added decking in the back garden

Built in 2004, it’s a 1,049 sq ft house which is located at the top of Donnybrook Hill approximately two kilometres from Douglas village.

It has porcelain cream tiles almost everywhere on the ground floor including the kitchen-dining room at the rear which has been fitted with high-gloss cream units with integrated appliances. The front living room has cream tiles and a modern fireplace with a gas stove, while the understairs guest WC has timber flooring.

The bathroom is no longer typical of the type you find in three-bed semis, and has a Jacuzzi bath set in a surround of small blue mosaic tiles. There are two carpeted double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a single room which is currently in use as a walk-in wardrobe.

The front garden has a driveway with parking and the back garden has an attractive decked patio with some built-in seating as well as a lawn and a shed.

Mr Finn says that as a property that’s ready to move in to in a popular location, within a five-minute drive of Douglas, this is attracting good interest from first-time buyers. A similar property at No 6 sold for €242,000 in June

VERDICT: Well fitted out, modern property.

Douglas, Cork


Sq m 97 (1,049 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2



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