Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

ALREADY over its asking price, with a bid in of €300,000 is Oaklands, a spotless detached three-bed home on Cork city’s fringes, on pleasant Gordon’s Hill by Dillon’s Cross.

Size: 118sq m (1,274 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 


Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

Viewing well, and with an open-view session around 5pm next Monday to keep momentum going, this 1,274 sq ft home is within a 20-minute walk of the city centre, says agent Gillian McDonnell of Sherry FitzGerald, who says so far it’s traders-down and traders-in, who seem most keen to view.

Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

The bright and well-presented two-storey home has a lovely private south-west facing rear patio and garden, has off-street parking in front and is mature, but well-kept and recently renovated also, says Ms McDonnell, adding that new owners can just move in without having to do any other work.

Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

There’s scope to extend, subject to planing and the back has a favourable aspect for this, and in addition there’s a detached garage with extra potential.

Internally as it stands, Oaklands has two main reception rooms, a kitchen with dining area off, and a ground-floor shower room, plus utility. Overhead, there are two double bedrooms, one single, and a main bathroom.

Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

Meanwhile, also nearby the same agent has the early 1900s detached, Glentrasna, a three-bed of nearly 900 sq ft at Sunview Place East, Ballyhooley Road. Glentrasna has enormous period-style character and features, and is guiding €250,000, with open viewings also Monday.

VERDICT: Choice in a choice area


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