Trading up: Maryborough Hill €280,000

There’s a choice of Broadale homes this week, on Cork’s Maryborough Hill above Douglas, where €225,000 might buy you a three-bed, 930 sq ft semi-detached bungalow, but a further €55k or so could get you in the door of the two-storey, 1,140 sq ft home at 17 The Drive.

Size: 105 sq m (1,140sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 


Auctioneer Paul O’Shea of Sherry Fitz is selling the latter, larger home No 17 The Drive, at €280,000, with mature gardens, and raised flower beds in the back by a split, gravel and lawn garden divide plus handy timber shed.

Internally there’s a 17’ by 11’ kitchen/diner across the rear of the house, with two windows overlooking the garden, and next to it is a utility room, plus WC, while the front portion has a main 15’ by 11’ living room, with open fireplace.

Across the hall is a garage conversion-sized room, c 15’ by almost 8’ wide, useful as a study or a play room. Overhead are two double bedrooms, a single one, and a main bathroom.

Condition is good and tidy, and the price tag puts it within reach of traders and starters out.

Also with a split appeal too (to traders down and to FTB’s) is 53 The Crescent, a three-bed bungalow with Florence Gabriel of Sherry Fitz, guiding €225,000

VERDICT: Broad-dale choices


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