Doorstep university challenge on Cork’s College Road for €350,000

It might be a bit old-school, but this four-bed semi-d near UCC on Cork’s College Road, called Glenlough, shows very well and will impress at open viewings from noon today.

Dating to the mid 1900s, Glenlough has a quite modern kitchen/dining extension behind, helping to boost its floor area to just shy of 1,400 sq ft, and its vendor has it looking good.

The entry hall has scrubbed-up original parquet flooring, elsewhere floors have been sanded and varnished, walls have picture rails and the front room has an original tiled open fireplace, while the timber front door has some attractive leaded and stained glass.

Estate agent Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald guides at €350,000, and notes it’s on the quieter, more family-oriented residential side of UCC, between Orchard Road and the College Road junction with Magazine Road, and faces south.

Overall impression is of a bright home, with scope for extension into/above the attached garage, and as the BER is a low F, new owners (it’s being pitched at UCC staff and medics) might want to spend first on insulation upgrades.Three of its four bedrooms are doubles, there’s one upstairs bathroom and two ground level reception rooms, so even extending modestly sideways would allow for en suites, guest WC and dens.

VERDICT: Nice vibe, nicely above the norm.


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