Trading up: Rochestown, Cork, €350,000

It’s not very large, but the 950 sq ft three-bed semi-d at 40 Ardkeale is smart, well-kept, and is ready to move personal items of furniture into. 

Size: 87 sq m (944 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: C3

Newly listed with Florence Gabriel and Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald is this three-bed home in the O’Flynn Construction scheme Mount Oval Village, where lots of sales and resales over the past 15 years in which it has been developed are to existing home owners trading up and trading down within the ‘village’.

Guide price is €350,000 for No 40, which overlooks a broad swathe of green area just diagonally across from its front, brick-paved drive. 

It has some freshened-up landscaping, and mature plants to the rear, plus garden shed, lawn and beds railed off with railway sleepers. 

Inside, it’s in good overall condition too, with extra sockets and enlarged hot water tank for power showers, has interconnected reception rooms, one with box bay window and feature flame-effect electric fire.

Double doors lead to the dining room behind, also wood floored, and the kitchen is galley-style, with wood floor, solid wood-topped units and hob, and has metro-style tiling. 

The ground level includes a guest WC, but no utility. Overhead are three double bedrooms, one with en suite and built-ins, plus a main family bathroom. 

VERDICT: Good to go


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