Starter homes: Rochestown, Cork €230,000

Sq m 102 (1,090 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C1

THE telly had pride of place for the last few weeks at 19 Abbottswood Mews - the vendors are a young German-Irish family who had the World Cup on their antennae for the duration of the games.

Now, with a German football win in the bag, they just need to get the ball rolling when it comes to selling this neat and well-kept starter home in Cork’s Rochestown, just off the main Monastery Road.

No 19, a three-bed, is mid-terraced in this early 2000s development a short drive out from Douglas and the south city ring road network, as well as having easy access to harbour amenities (one of the vendors has a Navy background), with Monkstown effectively just up and over the hill for golf, sailing, harbour walks and more.

Selling agent for No 19 is Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald, who guides at €230,000 for a box-ticker of a home that will be easy to live in and to keep.

There’s gas heating and double glazing, there’s some rear decking and enclosed back garden, and off-street parking in front, overlooked by the house’s kitchen which also overlooks a large, central green area.

Internally, the main living/dining area is to the back, about 22’ by 12’ with both kitchen and garden access, and there’s also a ground level WC.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and one single, one en suite and a main family bathroom with shower.

VERDICT: On the ball.


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