Starter home: Passage West, Cork harbour €210,000

Tommy Barker enjoys the extravagant garden space and sun room of this new-to-market four-bed semi-detached house in Passage West.

Size: 130 sq m (1,400 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


Best Feature: Gardens

Not only do you get a good deal of house (say, c 1,400 sq ft) for your €210,00 of money, you get a garden that has been quite extravagantly planted and landscaped, at 19 Pembroke Meadows.

This four-bed semi-detached house is within the Barry Supple/Manor Park Homes-developed Pembroke Woods, on the city side of Passage West in Cork harbour, and is new to market with agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills. 

Starter home: Passage West, Cork harbour €210,000

He says it’s in very good order, and has been extended to the back, where a sun room now overlooks the garden.

The front of No 19 is quite well planted up, with cordylines and cherry tree, and there’s a side access to the garden behind which has a lawn laid out in a figure of eight shape, with gravel and hard surfaces around its outlines. 

The walled boundaries are greened-in in front, maturing all the time, while there’s also an old wooden door set in a back wall as a sort of trompe l’oeuil. 

It’s sunny, with a good selection of shrubs and trees, says Mr O’Donovan, and the sun-room’s in the best position to appreciate it all from, in all weathers.

Starter home: Passage West, Cork harbour €210,000

Inside, the C2 BER-rated (timber-framed) house is more standard, with front sitting room overlooking a green in the estate, and it has double doors leading to another living/dining behind, and on then to the sun-room/conservatory. 

The ground level also has a 17’ by 11’ kitchen, and there’s a utility next to it, with guest WC off the hall in front.

Upstairs, one of the four bedrooms is en suite, and there’s Stira access to the attic which may have further potential.

VERDICT: Garden’s lovely


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