Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €390,000

A sizeable price drop, now down to €390,00, will put this Norwood Court, Rochestown, home onto the radar of those looking for a good-sized family home.

It’s a do-er upper, as it’s pretty dated to the original 1970s look inside, with things like coloured glass in doors, wrought iron stair spindles, varnished parana pine ceilings and tiled fireplaces — but, dimensions and room sizes are good, one of its five bedrooms has an en suite, and there’s an adjacent double garage, plus good parking.

No 18 Norwood Court is set at the end corner of this early 1970s, then up-market scheme above the Rochestown Road and past the old Norwood Court Hotel, which now has been converted to apartments and townhouses, by Howard Holdings.

Its selling agent Glenn O’Conor of DNG Creedon says No 18 Norwood Court is bright, and spacious, with oil central heating and has gardens not overlooked.

It gets a pretty good D1 BER, given that not all of its windows have been upgraded to double glazing.

Three of its five bedrooms are doubles, two are singles and the main living rooms are 20’ by 11’ and 24’ by 16, and even the hall is big.

VERDICT: Worth bringing back up to date.


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