Trading up: Curraheen Road, Cork €250,000

Sq m: 115(1,240 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

It’s a landmark on the Curraheen Road, a decent old house, called surprisingly, Olde House, and it sits on a large site, facing the road.

It’s a bit of a sleeping beauty on a green corner where Curraheen Road meets Rossa Avenue and it has the benefit of more ground than it owns — there’s a public open space to the rear.

A three-bed, it’s a straightforward two-storey with the potential to expand on any side and it’s on the market at €250,000, with viewings organised through Johnny O’Flynn, of Sherry FitzGerald.

Back in the day, this would have been touted for site value, but, now, it’s more likely to be purchased by investors or families looking for a detached home in the Bishopstown/ Curraheen suburbs.

Proximity to the hospital, for on-call personnel, will make this Olde House very attractive, as will the potential to extend as part of an overall renovation.

And yet, the house has lots of charm, not least its simplicity and its vintage look.

Offering just under 1,300 square feet, it comes with a sitting room, dining room, study and back kitchen on either side of the central entrance hallway and has three bedrooms and bathroom overhead.

VERDICT: Lovely house, gorgeous site and loads of potential.


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