Trading up: Glasheen, Cork €245,000

When the first and only-ever owner of Clomona moved into her new home in the first half of the 1900s, there were fields all around her Glasheen purchase. Now, many decades later, it’s all houses.

Size: 84 sq m (900 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: G

Set in the seldom-visited Glasheen Park, off Cork city’s old suburban Glasheen Road, this bungalow today sees the houses of Kilcrea Park alongside, where once was green grass and grazing.

Now for sale as an executor estate offer, the old-style three-bed home is creating quite the stir in the market, says its selling agent Peter Skuse of Cahalane Skuse. 

He guides the c 900 sq ft detached house at €245,000, reckons he had had 50 viewings already, and adds “people sense there’s something special about this home.”

Billing it as “a blank canvas”, Mr Skuse says it’s in very original condition, and needs quite the refurbishment overhaul, but the price reflects that for the chance to buy a detached home of charm and scope, on a site that’s about 100’ deep and 40’ wide.

It’s west-facing at the back, so any extension out here will be bright, and interest is coming from all quarters, first-time buyers, couples, and traders-down, and there’s a current offer of €245,000.

VERDICT: Close to colleges, hospitals and major employers, it’s also within a walk of the city centre.


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