Trading up: Glasheen Road, Cork €190,000

Sq m: 83 (900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

There’s more than first meets the eye at 15 Croaghta Park, aka Ard Mhuire — and it’s not all good.

A new to market arrival is this detached bungalow in a super-quiet Cork suburban setting, off the Glasheen Road; while its €190,000 asking price will initially catch the eye, take note you’ll spend way more again before you are finished. In fact, it may even be a knocking job.

The 900 sq ft home has suffered the ravages of subsidence and some other building ills affliction also, so bring an engineer, surveyor and/or an architect, look on, plan, and do costings.

Other similar vintage homes here in Croaghta Park have been reinstated in a variety of manners, from the modest and sympathetic to major new builds. Houses either side of No 15 are two-storey.

Selling agent is TJ Cronin of Irish and European, who guides at €190,000 and is open to offers, noting that it needs considerable redevelopment.

He highly rates the location, so close to UCC but removed from the student throng, and the aspect is excellent, with a west-facing back garden.

There’s also off-street parking, and the back garden has a large shed.

VERDICT: Croaghta Park is one of those ‘under-the-radar’ locations with a settled, owner-occupier feel.


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