Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork City €265,000

It’s bright-side out at 4 Sunview Villas – this end-terraced home has a good South Douglas Road location, with spot-on rear garden aspect, and an interior with old-house personality, plus it’s all within a short walk of Cork city centre, or within a trot too of Douglas village.

Size: 70 sq m (760 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 2 plus attic 


Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork City €265,000

New to market with Michael O’Donovan of Savills, No 4’s right by the pedestrian access to Christ the King girls’ secondary school, which puts it within easy access especially also of the south city link road.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork City €265,000

No 4’s an end-terrace home with two first-floor bedrooms, one front, one back, plus bathroom, and all have old cast iron fireplaces, while the top floor is given over to an attic conversion, 17’ by 10’ under sloping, warm-looking pine-panelled ceilings and the roof was replaced only five years ago.

Guiding at €265,000, Mr O’Donovan says the house, which is about 760 sq ft over its lower two levels, is stylish and in good decorative order.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork City €265,000

Its ground floor has a hall with original tiling, front sitting room with open fireplace, a rear modern kitchen/diner, with wood units.

Garden access is via the utility, and the south-facing back has a raised deck, secure boundaries painted up and a painted garden shed, while there’s mature fruit trees too.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork City €265,000

VERDICT: Character in spades


Keep chomping on those carrots so your eyes will be in perfect working order for that prolonged annual gaze through the keyhole as Home of the Year returns for a sixth series next week.Home of the Year offers a good excuse for a bit of good-natured interiors voyeurism

They differ from the more prevalent oranges we eat because their flesh, and often the skin, is crimson or deep red in colour.Michelle Darmody: The best time of year to buy blood oranges

The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’SullivanAuctions: Sale full of eastern promise

More From The Irish Examiner