Trading Up: Bishopstown, Cork €375,000

A GOOD, solid block of a house, built by O’Hallorans 60 years or so ago, and now up for sale with a €375,000 asking price — that’s 18 Halldene Way, off the western end of the Curraheen Road, close to its access point on the N40 Ballincollig bypass.

Stressing the sheer amount of house here for the sub-€400k sum, and in Cork’s settled western suburbs too, estate agent Peter Skuse of Cahalane Skuse auctioneers says No 18 offers great value and options to a wide cross-section of buyers.

It has a fifth bedroom now, at ground level with shower room en suite, as well as front-to-back linked reception rooms, and kitchen plus utility. Overhead, four bedrooms are served by the main, four-piece family bathroom, and while overall condition is good, it needs freshening up and a modernising makeover.

It’s set at Bishopstown’s outer stretches, at the end of a cul de sac, in a criss-cross series of estates between Curraheen Road and Waterfall Road, near the University Technology Park and Marymount.

Meanwhile, as evidence of economic recovery, news was confirmed this week of plans by motor group Johnson & Perrott to invest €15m in a new motor mall dealership on the nearby Bandon Road’s old Uponor site . 

VERDICT: Haul yourself out to Halldene.



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