Trading up: Carrigaline, Cork, €365,000

Now quite a few decades old, Carrigaline’s Glenwood development is perennially popular: it’s slap bang in the town, with entrances onto the main approach strip to Carrigaline opposite Cogans’ Garage, as well as to the Ballinrea Road which gives a second city commute option via Douglas and Donnybrook.

Deep within the network of parks is Glenwood Dale, and here, No 11 is now up for sale with local agent Michael Pigott, who guides it at €365,000.

Even though it’s a bit dated on the decor front, it’s got all the essentials in place, on a very good-sized site with bright rear aspect: pitch-perfect, in fact, for a sun room or extension.

Within the house’s floor area there are four pine-floored bedrooms with one en suite; there’s an interconnected front and back suite of reception rooms, and the back dining space also connects across to the kitchen, so there’s a good open flow as it stands, no need to go wall knocking.

At ground level also is a utility, a guest WC, and a study.

Likely upgrades on buyers’ radars will be kitchen and flooring, in lieu of the current vinyl out the back, and the main family bathroom has recently been upgraded with fully tiled walls and twin sinks fitted.

VERDICT: Great garden, solid setting, just in need of freshening up.

Size: 151sq m (1,625sq ft)

Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms: 4

BER: D1


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