Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €495,000

Some of the bigger, and better, homes in the Cork suburb of Bishopstown are in the various parts of the expansive development called Bishopscourt.

It crosses the main Bishopstown road, in sections sub-titled Bishopscourt Drive, Lawn, Avenue and Road.

No 23 Bishopscourt Road is located uphill, towards the top corner, near the CUH campus, and it is newly up for sale with Timothy Sullivan Auctioneers, who guide at €495,000, for this detached home of just under 1,900 sq ft.

Now probably four decades old, it is a comfortable four-bed home, with one en-suite, plus it has a ground floor guest WC, on a well-kept site with large, groomed back garden with shed, and off-street parking in front.

No 23 Bishopscourt comes with a 20’ by 15’ sitting/dining room, as well as a 26’ by 12’ lounge with gas-insert fireplace in a marble surround.

Again, generously-sized is the kitchen, which is 18’ by 10’, with a breakfast bar. Off it is a utility room.

No 23 has an alarm, gas central heating, and a solid D2 BER rating.

Location is slap-bang in the midst of the Wilton- Bishopstown hinterland, near the sprawling shopping centre and the even more scattered CUH. A new Aldi is due shortly and it’s near to to schools, colleges, a library, and a range of restaurants, bars, and more.

VERDICT: Bishopscourt homes get their extra lift from their large living spaces, and No 23 is a good, quite freshly presented and preserved example of the type.


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