Starter home: Maryborough Woods, Cork €235,000

The Jacuzzi added by the owners is an unexpected bonus in this desirable three-bed apartment in Cork city, writes Trish Dromey.

Size: 106sq m (1,143sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

BER: B3

Jacuzzi baths are a luxury feature which are mostly found in properties that are both detached and very large, but the owners of this three-bed duplex at 121 Welwyn Road in Maryborough Woods obviously decided to splash out.

When the property was built in 2005, the owners put in timber flooring, a modern cream and black kitchen, and gave themselves a little extra luxury with the Jacuzzi.

Starter home: Maryborough Woods, Cork €235,000

Seeking offers of €235,000, Jeremy Murphy Auctioneers say the 1,143sq ft property has been very well maintained ever since and is in excellent condition.

Accommodation on the lower level includes a spacious timber floored living room with a fireplace, a guest WC, and an open plan kitchen-dining area with cream units, black worktops and integrated appliances. 

Double doors from the dining area open out on to a slate tiled balcony with open views across Douglas.

On the upper level, there’s a bathroom with pine flooring, mosaic tiling, and a Jacuzzi, as well as three bedrooms with polished pine flooring. 

Starter home: Maryborough Woods, Cork €235,000

These include a master bedroom at the front with an en-suite as well as a small bedroom which is currently laid out as a walk-in wardrobe. 

Fitted with gas heating and double glazed windows, the duplex has a good B3 energy rating.

Because of the popularity of the Maryborough Woods development and the property’s size and condition, good interest is expected. 

Negotiator Fiona Waldron, who scheduled five open viewings in the past week, says it is appealing to first time buyers. 

“Quite a number of those who looked at it are people renting in the area who want to buy,” she adds. 

VERDICT: More space and splash than the average apartment.


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