Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €275,000

There’s a long strip of side garden to the three-bed semi-d at 59 Kiltegan Park, in Cork’s Rochestown, and it’s walled in, ready for imaginative planting, or pitch-perfect for a single or two storey house extension.

The 1980s-built house is in good overall condition, yet relatively unchanged from its original form, with small 10’ by 7’ kitchen off an 18’ by 10’ back dining/family room.

Both this back room and the front have open fireplaces, and windows are in the original teak frames, and there’s access to an attached garage via the kitchen.

This link opens up scope for extension, or a utility room, or a guest WC, as right now there’s only one family bathroom in this 1,132 sq ft (this size calculation includes the garage) home.

Estate agent Paul O’Shea of Sherry FitzGerald guides at €275,000, which means many bidders may have extra cash left if bought at this level, for upgrades.

Built on the former grounds of the Kiltegan Fathers estate (their former Kiltegan monastery is now the Rochestown Park Hotel) No 59 is set towards the back of Kiltegan Park by the Crescent, and has gas central heating.

VERDICT: Close to Douglas, and the ring road. The new owners might choose to modernise, or move straight in and do changes over time.

Rochestown, Cork 

€275,000

Size: 105sq m (1,132 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: D2


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