Trading up: Beaumont, Cork, €330,000

It’s big enough, it’s detached, the house’s location within Beaumont is good - and the €330,000 guide price isn’t going to dampen enthusiasm either on 50 Ashleigh Gardens.

Listed with agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills is this three/four bed home, with floor area boosted to over 1,300 sq ft thanks to a side extension which contains a study, or optional bedroom number four.

It dates back most likely to the 1960s, and is near a pedestrian access point to a public park and national schools at Beaumont quarry, plus it is near GAA, soccer and rugby pitches for families with kids into sport and training.

Off the main Skehard Road which leads to Douglas in one direction, and burgeoning Mahon in the other, No 50 Ashleigh Gardens will fit many family sizes, and grow further with them if needs be too.

There are interconnecting ground floor reception rooms, hall, kitchen and guest loo, there’s a utility behind the side play room, and there’s clear scope to open this side up all the more by extending into the attached garage as well.

Right now, it’s a bit dated and needs decorative updates at least, and as the back faces south, its aspect is bang on for a rear conservatory or sun/room addition.

VERDICT: Good as it is, but huge scope will drive on bidding.


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