Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork, €345,000

There’s a slight extra edge to the setting of 31 Silverdale Avenue, at a sort of nexus where Cork’s Ballintemple, Ballinlough and Beaumont suburbs all bump up, one against the other. 

Size: 105sq m (1,137sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 


In fact, what keeps them apart in this instance is the wonderful public park by Beaumont Quarry, an elevated green lung, with soccer pitch tucked away in one section, a pitch and putt club by another hovering over the limestone quarry and welcome urban wilderness. 

Here too is Beaumont NS for boys and girls, and threaded throughout are walking paths, favoured by parents with children, dog walkers, and runners.

And, all of this is over the back wall and gardens of spotless 31 Silverdale Avenue.

The traditional three-bed semi-d is listed at €345,000 with estate agent Trish Stokes of Lisney who says it’s on a corner site by one low-key pedestrian entrance to the public park, and adds that as it’s a corner setting, it gets front, back and side gardens too.

It has three reception rooms (living/dining/family room), one with an arch to the back kitchen which is now put at the back section of a part-converted long side garage with WCl. 

Overhead are three bedrooms, plus family bathroom.

Location is within Silverdale’s internal web of estate roads, a minute from Churchyard Lane which feeds towards Ballintemple, Blackrock, Mahon and Douglas suburbs.

VERDICT: Wide, open spaces on the doorstep.

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