Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €215,000

High stone walls line Churchyard Lane in Cork’s Ballintemple, but the duplex apartments at Templehill House manage to overlook them in any case. 

This modern, niche development of just eight homes is a few hundred metres uphill of Ballintemple in Cork’s suburbs, above the back-in-business Venue bar, near Cork Con rugby grounds, and between two GAA grounds, albeit closer to Páirc Uí Rinn than to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Here, tucked away inside Temple Lawn, is this three-bed duplex, No 8 Templehill House, in good, clean order, and guided at €215,000 by its selling agent, Fiona Waldron of Jeremy Murphy & Associates.

Ms Waldron says No 8 is most likely going to have an appeal to first-time buyers, but she could well widen that net to include traders-in, keen on an inner suburban setting, and traders-down — albeit ones not too worried about steps.

The building is up above car parking level, then the duplex No 8 is up more steps, above a ground-floor apartment, and then, once inside, it’s a two-storey home in its own right, with one of its two first-floor bedrooms en suite (there’s a third, option bedrooms at entry level next to a bathroom.)

The unit is in good, clean order, with sit-out balcony, and has attic storage, plus easy, adjacent parking.

VERDICT: Quiet setting in the ‘burbs.


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