Starter home: Magazine Road, Cork, €235,000

No 4, Mount Saint Joseph’s View, on Magazine Road, in Cork, will appeal to first-time buyers, and investors capitalising on student rent demand.

Size: 72 sqm (775 sqft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1


PROXIMITY to both UCC and the Bon Secours Hospital will attract viewings for this three-bed, terraced property at 4 Mount Saint Joseph’s View, off Magazine Road.

“It’s charming, well-maintained, and in good decorative order, as well as being well-located, almost across the road from the Bon Secours hospital and within a short walk from UCC ’’ says Johnny O’Flynn, of Sherry FitzGerald, who guides at €230,000. 

Part of a terrace of houses with mansard roofs, the property has 775 sq ft of space and a few original features, including the fireplace, picture rails, and coving.

Starter home: Magazine Road, Cork, €235,000

To the front, there’s a timber-floored living room with a fireplace and, to the rear, a kitchen-dining room with white, fitted units, timber flooring, an original cast-iron fireplace, and patio doors. 

The bathroom is on the ground floor, while, upstairs, there are three bedrooms, two doubles (with built-in wardrobes), and a single.

Fitted with gas heating and double-glazed windows, the house has a D2 energy rating. 

Although the property doesn’t have off-street parking, it has a lawned garden, with railing and hedging at the front, and a west-facing patio-garden at the rear, with a raised bed and a back gate opening onto Westbourne Park. 

The location and price will suit first-time buyers, though the demand for rental properties close to the university will suit investors. 

The most recent sale in Mount St Joseph’s View was in October, 2014, when the house next door sold for €175,000.

VERDICT: worth a view.


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