Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €285,000

No 14, Bellevue Road, in Cork’s Frankfield suburb is sort of a rare, cross-over beast: it’s a detached three-bedroomed home.

Size: 87 sq m (940 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 3 

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Eschewing the usual (and generally predicable) ascending order of semi-d and detached home/bedrooms ratio, this two-storey modern house, built around the late 1990s or early 2000s, has a modern spec of guest WC and en suite main bedroom. 

It has separate oak-floored reception with bay window plus rear kitchen/dining room, and it does all of that seemingly in a quite modest 940 sq ft, all-in, but minus a utility.

Set in the mid-size development Bellevue, near the Moorish-looking brick RC church and adjoining national school at Frankfield just beyond Douglas, No 14 is listed for sale with agent Kevin O’Sullivan of Kevin Barry Auctioneers, who guides it at €285,000.

That’s about the price of many three-bed semis in the Grange/Frankfield/Donnybrook hinterland, and detached No 14 comes with side access points to the rear, walled and a fenced garden, and has off-street parking and front lawn.

Overall condition is good, inside and out, says Mr O’Sullivan, and it has gas central heating and double glazing.

VERDICT: The price level is probably going to be a trade-off for buyers of size, or detached status.


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