Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork; €235,000

Billed as a prospect for a first-time buyer, and priced at €235,000, there’s every chance yet that Shalamar will be bought by a trader down, or a trader-in, driven by it location.

Size: 81sq m (880 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: C3

Currently very modest-sized at just about 880 sq ft, Shalamar is in a nice setting called Westview, at the city end of the South Douglas Road, with its western boundary formed by the high, old stone walls of St Finbarr’s Hospital. 

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork; €235,000

It has access points to the city link road, inbound and outbound, just 200 yards away, plus a new city park due nearby on the civic amenity site.

Westview’s a cul-de-sac park, with a mix of terraced homes and semis, and there’s scope to build further on the side/side-garden, as a next door neighbour has done already in a sympathetic dash blend.

Selling agent for Shalamar, aka 33 Westview, is Florence Gabriel of Sherry FitzGerald, who says it’s in very good condition, inside and out, on a corner site with attractive walled-in, west-facing back garden.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork; €235,000

Right now, the accommodation is quite basic: no guest WC, no utility, and no en suite bedrooms, but for a starter home that mightn’t bother a young buyer too much. 

But, for those keen to buy because of the inner suburban location, within a walk of the city centre, it may be case of adding more space and utility straight away.

VERDICT: Wide appeal.


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