Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

This detached four-bed family home has had a make-over and freshening up, with neutral decor and a price reduction.

Size: 163sq m (1,761sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: C3

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

The c 1,700 sq ft two storey build is guided at €500,000 by agent Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald, down from its initial ask of €595,000.

The €95k slash in AMV seems to have brought it to a far wider demographic.

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

“The phone has been very busy this week as a result of the drop,” says Ms Healy, saying it’s well set, off the Model Farm Road near St Oliver’s Cemetery, and is on a site of 0.3 of an acre.

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

It’s between the city suburbs and Ballincollig, close enough to where Cork County Council (with UCC and CIT) hope to initiate a long-heralded Science and Technology Park, on an 80 acre site between the Curraheen Road and Model Farm Road. 

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

Last month, County Cork CEO Tim Lucy said they were starting the process of acquiring land for access roads.

In the meantime, this c1970s era remodelled Ministers Cross house is close to a walk-in job after its recent investment, and there’s scope to extend into, or even over, the attached double garage.

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

There are two receptions rooms, a kitchen/diner, guest WC and four bedrooms, one per corner at first floor level, plus family bathroom.

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000

VERDICT: great location.

Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €500,000


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