Trading up: Glasheen, Cork, €295,000

Lots of boxes are ticked at 40 Sandymount Avenue, in Cork’s Glasheen, so a new owner can just move in and start their own personal tweaks, as they see fit.

Set amid a threaded grid of mid 1900s-built estates between the Glasheen Road and Clashduv Road and close to Wilton, No 40’s a well-kept family home, with interconnecting reception rooms, and a recently re-done kitchen with guest WC by a side garage.

There’s a ground floor added-on rear sunroom too, overlooking very well shrubbed and tended back gardens, with a south-west aspect. Look out over past those screening bounds, and you might glimpse the goal posts of St Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club, and Neenan Park too, while also close to hand is Clashduv Park and playground, all serviced by the 216 bus.

No 40’s new to market with Darragh Taaffe of Keane Mahony Smith, who guides at €295,000. He points out the convenience of the location near UCC, CUH and Wilton Shopping Centre and schools, and to the quality and scope of the house itself, easy to extend to the side, or up into the attic.

It’s a bit dated decor-wise possibly for younger buyers but there’s peace of mind in hearing the drains have been surveyed and approved, so the bogey of suburban Cork, subsidence, won’t have to be fretted over.

Verdict: A good suburban home.


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