Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork, €325,000

A change of agents and a price drop might bring 19 Belmont Park back on suburban home buyers’ radars — it’s now repriced at €325,000, and has had a lot of improving works carried out in recent times.

Size: 98sq m (1,050sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 2 

BER: C2

Close to a huge range of amenities in the well-bedded down Ballinlough area, this mid 1900s three-bed semi-detached home comes across as cosy and very well-kept, a fact reflected in a decent C2 BER.

It’s had a new combi boiler fitted for its gas-fired central heating, has double glazing, and attached garage converted to workshop use, and the site overall is 115’ front to back, and the house faces west.

While many Ballinlough semi-d resales are in need of immediate overhauls, auctioneer Dennis Guerin of Frank v Murphy & Co says No 19 has been significantly refurbished. 

Its front reception room has a wood-sheeted ceiling, as does the 21’ by 10’ kitchen/diner, and the two reception rooms each have wrought iron fireplaces. There’s a utility and guest WC also, plus overhead shower room serving the three bedrooms.

Belmont Park is just off the Ballinlough Road near O’Driscolls supermarket and the 115 bus service between Cork City and Mahon, and is near schools, Douglas swimming pool, as well as Ballinlough community centre and the new ‘fairy’ park.

VERDICT: So convenient.


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