Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €295,000

This is perfect for a trader-down in a well-regarded Bishopstown location, or could as equally suit a first-time buyer.

Size: 84 sq m (900 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: C3

The sort of work usually done to houses being eyed up by those seeking to trade down from good-size family homes has already been done at 86, Tiffany Downs, in Cork’s western suburbs.

Set in a niche, cul de sac off the Bishopstown Road and near a host of amenities is this comfortable, mid-terraced home, dating to the 1980s and which was upgraded several years ago when it last changed hands, bought by a trader down.

It’s well kept and insulated, has gas central heating, double glazing, and is cosy too, thanks to being mid-terrace. A modern Shaker-style kitchen is now in situ, and the bedrooms (two modest doubles plus a single) have built-in wardrobes.

It faces a green within Tiffany Downs, has easy-keep front and back gardens, with parking in a short front drive, and neat, screening hedges and a gravel and patio back garden behind.

No 86 came to market last year as an executor sale, and had been sale agreed but the transaction didn’t close out, so now it’s available again. 

Selling agent is Bishopstown-based auctioneer Donal Dunne, who guides at €295,000.

He says it’s perfect for a trader-down in a well-regarded Bishopstown location, or could as equally suit a first-time buyer.

VERDICT: Neat as a pin.


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