Trading up: Douglas, Cork €330,000

Sq m: 155 (1,660 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: D1

What with its big skirts of ground floor extension — front, side and towards the back, the semi-d at 8, Rathmore Lawn is going to fit the buying bill for a good cross-section of home hunters.

Factor in the current shortage of housing stock in pretty much all market sectors, and — well — viewings should be spirited at this 1,660 sq ft home in inner Douglas.

It’s new to market with agent Timothy Sullivan, who guides it at €330,000 and he says it will suit traders down as much as traders up.

Key to its extra adaptability is the fact the sizeable ground floor extension has an en suite bedroom, making the house a one-floor option for some buyers, or for parents with older kids who can be left upstairs on their own at night.

Basically, the upper level at No 8 is your standard older house three-bed semi-d layout, with two double bedrooms, a single and a fully-tiled shower room. There’s also Stira access to the attic.

It’s at ground level that No 8 really comes into its own: the main sitting/dining room is 19’ by 13’ with a sloping ceiling by the front window. There’s also a decent 21’ by 10’ kitchen/breakfast room, a sun room with access to the yard-like compact paved back garden, as well as a utility and guest WC.

VERDICT: The restricted private back garden may bother some — but others may see it as no bother at all.


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