Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €280,000

Nicely decorated interiors, and an easy-keep back garden, come with this four-bed home at 1 Manor Rise.

It was ‘open house’ there last Saturday morning on its launch, and between then, and now, it’s had 30 viewers through it already, note Sherry FitzGerald. Tapping into the current pent-up demand and slow release of homes to the 2014 market, they’ve decided to do a number of open house viewings on a selection of their latest residential offerings.

Part of the McInerney Thornbury Heights scheme off Cork’s Rochestown Road (there’s a second Thornbury section off Coach Hill), it’s quite a sizeable semi-d with 1,450 sq ft, and a good mix of space — there’s three reception rooms, and one of the four beds (all upstairs) is en suite.

Selling agent is Michael O’Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald, guiding at €280,000, and he stresses that it’s in turn-key condition, “a joy to view.”

It’s got interlinked living and dining rooms via an arch, one 14’ by 12’ the other 13’ by 10’, and the family room left of the hall is 14’ by 8’, with a gas stove.

There’s garden access from the utility and the dining room, and the tiered rear here is graveled with potted plants for easy upkeep.

VERDICT: Smart home.


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