Trading Up: Broadale, Cork €345,000

Just needing the stamp of a new owner’s personality is No 3 Willsbrook, up at the front section of the popular Broadale McInerney housing development, past Douglas Golf Club on the Maryborough Hill.

It’s a two-storey four bed family home, with all the essentials in place, only needing a freshening up in decor and furniture terms to bring it back to speed.

As it stands, it has a walled back garden with lots of brick paving for easy maintenance, plus shed, small lawn, and raised perimeter beds, and there’s side access from the front where there’s off-street parking on a narrow concrete drive plus lawn.

No 3 Willsbrook is listed with agents Ann O’Mahony and Flor Gabriel of Sherry FitzGerald, who guide the c 1,400 sq ft four-bed at €345,000.

Right now, it comes with a 17’ by 14’ front sitting room with open fireplace, and behind is a linked kitchen/diner, sort of full width, and with a slight extension at the far, kitchen sink end with Velux overhead.

There’s no separate utility (but there’s a guest WC under the stairs) the laundry machines are around here too.

VERDICT:The simplest of tweaks can give a visual lift and a new input of personality to No 3, inside and out.

Size: 131 sq m (1,420sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 



Italy is a volatile place as you probably know, not just the passions of its people but is a place of active volcanos and frequent earthquakes. One of the most devastating earthquakes in recent years was the one that struck the Amatrice region in 2016.Wine with Leslie Williams: Some tasty Italian selections

It’s confirmed, being a dog owner is good for you. Esther McCarthy spoke to four celebrities about pride in their pooches.Animal magnetism: Celebrities and their treasured pets

We recently began watching a new sitcom called, ‘The Kids Are Alright’. It follows an American family in the early seventies as they raise eight sons.Lindsay Woods: I’m a dormant individual by nature but my children are adrenaline junkies

Rosscarbery antiques fair offers plenty of variety, writes Des O’Sullivan.See the value of rare notes and diamonds

More From The Irish Examiner