Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €325,000

Lots of the basics are in place at 22 Glencairn Park, off Cork’s western suburban Rossa Avenue, near CIT, but now as it comes to market, it needs freshening up and some modernising.

Size: 125 sq m (1,350sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 


New to market with agent Stephen Clarke of REA O’Donoghue Clarke who guides at €325,000, this is a three-bed semi-d on a corner site deep within Glencairn, by the link to the cul-de-sac run of Melbourne Mews townhouses. 

That corner setting means there’s side gate access in the garden wall to the south-west aspected back garden of No 22, where there’s a small storage garage easily accessed, and that’s a useful addition, as what was probably this house’s side garage is now converted to extra living space, making this a 1,350 sq ft home.

It’s on the dated side internally, with things like dark timber built-ins and coloured bathroom suites. 

But, on the upside, there’s some good-sized rooms, like a 22’ by 13’ lounge with gas fire, a long but slender 24’ by 8’ kitchen/diner, a living room with open fire, plus there’s a ground floor WC/shower room.

Overhead, all three carpeted bedrooms have built-ins, and the main bathroom has a second shower.

VERDICT: Interest will come because of its location convenient to Bishopstown, Model Farm Road and colleges.


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