Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €550,000

Broad in the beam might describe the way the accommodation is laid out at Comeragh, aka No 10 Laburnum Park, by the secondary entrance to the CUH hospital campus, off the Model Farm Road. 

Size: 164 sq m (1,769sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3/4 

BER: C1

The detached family home, in an always-popular location, has over 1,750 sq ft within, but the bulk of this is at ground level, thanks to a side- and part-rear extension, which yields up an optional ground-floor fourth bedroom. 

Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €550,000

Upstairs, meanwhile, has three bedrooms (two doubles plus a single) one with a compact en-suite, plus family bathroom.

Back at ground level, there’s way more space. Left of the hall are interlinked reception rooms, with a cast-iron fireplace in the front one, and then behind the hall is a long, quite slender den space which links to the rear, wider skirting extension with overhead Veluxes.

Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €550,000

The extended kitchen’s been replaced and is modern and bright, and has a utility off, with adjacent guest WC/shower room.

Auctioneer Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald guides Comeragh/No 10 at €550,000, a level which reflects the upper-echelon appeal of this setting so close to the CUH and third-level colleges. 

He says the area’s mature, as are the large gardens with No 10, which has zoned gas heating, and redone wiring and plumbing also tackled in the last five or six years.

Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €550,000

VERDICT: There’s been a steady trickle of market arrivals in the immediate area to part-meet trading-up demand.


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