Trading up: Maryborough Ridge €390,000

A great house for a growing family, no 5 Manor Avenue, Maryborough Hill, is back on the market with agent Paul O’Shea of Sherry FitzGerald having hit a glitch last time round. 

Size: 190sq m (2,000 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 4 

Bedrooms: 4 


A common problem at the moment when bank lending is so stringent.

However, quality will out and there’s been considerable interest in the property already, says O’Shea with a offer of the asking in place and he expects more to come.

The Manor Avenue houses are some of the best designed properties in this large O’Brien and O’Flynn scheme on the outskirts of Douglas and as the name suggests, on the top of Maryborough Hill.

And in the case of number 5 Manor Avenue, it’s a great buy for growing families, and ideal for a trader-upper, or those who just want a lot of space. 

Apart from a safe, enclosed green outside the door, accommdation is over three floors, which allows a private eyerie of a master bedroom along the top floor.

So, while the kids can slum it with two bathrooms downstairs, the parents have a sweeping suite with dressing room above.

The ground floor has a good run of living space, with lounge, dining room and kitchen all accessible one to the othe, with a utility and guest bathroom off.

Verdict: Great buy for a family with teenagers — lots of space — lots of bathrooms.


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