Trading up: Ballycurreen/Kinsale Road, €600,000

The place next door quite famously fetched €27.5m, at an electric auction process, back in 2006.

Size: 147 sqm (1,550 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


It’s kind of hard to put a comparable value on Seville, this very pleasant-looking and profile mid-1900s bungalow on Cork’s Airport Road, especially it you were to go on the basis of neighbouring sales. 

Owned for many decades by the Barber family, this more modestly priced family home is quite a stand-out property, on 0.62 of an acre on a bend on the Kinsale Road/Airport Hill. 

It has a mixed character to the vicinity, only partially residential by now, and it’s adjacent to the Ferrero sweet factory, as well as commercial parks, motor sales, various other uses and the Bull McCabe’s bar.

Just on the city side of Seville, a bank of 11 acres and an old farmhouse was famously sold in ‘06, the zenith of the property market, for development for a whopping €27.5m. 

It was bought in two lots, though no development has yet flowed on either portion of land, which was an executor sale of the estate of a generous farmer, Sidney Northridge, who left most of his estate’s proceeds to a nursing home.

Although the detached home Seville may now be bought once more as a private family home, it too may have some development/site assembly potential beyond domestic use, especially given its road frontage.

It has character, four bedrooms with one en suite, two reception rooms, and garage. 

Estate agent Dennis Guerin of Frank V Murphy & Co has the sale of peachy Seville.

VERDICT: Hard to keep up with the neighbour’s sale!

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