Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork €270,000

The front of 38 Ivy Crescent, Riverway, is a smartly-presented three-bed semi-d with part brick and part-dash exterior with a feature copper beech tree at its boundary wall.

Size: 1,015 sq ft (94 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER Rating: D1

But, it’s the interior quality and the back garden pictured here that are the stars in this house offer.

Listed with auctioneer James Crowley, he says it’s one of the very best finished semi-ds he’s had to sell, in spotless internal condition and with interconnecting ground floor rooms, plus pipi oak kitchen.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork €270,000

It’s all that he promises inside, but the absolute deal-clincher here will undoubtedly be the west-facing back garden.

It that has been made over into an inviting outdoor living space, with deck and thick nautical rope rails, painted large shed with veranda, and garden side panels also painted the same Swedish blue shade.

Combined with the mature planting, it’s just a lovely space...roll on next summer.

No 38 has a ground floor guest WC, main bathroom, three bedrooms, interconnected living rooms front and back, and has off-street parking.

Location is just off the back Douglas Road via Glencurrig and nearby are the playing pitches, gym and function rooms of the sizeable Nemo Rangers GAA club complex.

VERDICT: Great garden charm


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