Trading up: Summerhill South, Cork €190,000

THIS house is a bit of a bargain at the asking price, it has a fine, south-easterly back garden, is in good structural condition and is five minutes walk to Cork city centre.

What’s the catch? No parking.

St Kenneth’s is a fine house at the junction of Summerhill South and Evergreen Road.

Built in the 1930s and well-maintained since, this executor’s sale comes already certified by an engineer and is on the market at €199,000 through Malcolm Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing.

It’s a sweet house, with high ceilings, lovely fireplaces and oak panelling, two good living rooms with box bay windows. There’s an extended kitchen at the rear which has the makings of a fine modern kitchen/diner.

The garden is 90’ long and backs onto the old kitchen-garden of the Presentation Convent in Turner’s Cross.

The house’s great advantage is that is had a side entrance directly to the garden and a nice front garden to the road, for privacy.

There’s a good sun porch leading onto a wide hallway, overhead are three bedrooms, a large master bedroom with bay, a smaller, south-facing room and a box room facing west. The bathroom is a timepiece in turquoise green.

VERDICT: A great house for buyers looking for fast access to the city.


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