Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork, €370,000

The mid-1900s, semi-detached family home, Cnoc Muire, is in need of updating, but it has so much going for it.

Size: 105sq m (1,130sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 


Set by the Ashdale estate, off the South Douglas Road, near Loreto estate, and the Cross Douglas Road, it’s very close to the former Kevin O’Leary’s garage (now up to let) and a Centra.

Cnoc Muire, or no 3 Ashdale, is a left-hand side semi-detached house, with a west-facing, mature back garden; furthermore, it has an attached garage, with enough space for access to that garden, and it is easily extended, either now or in a few years’ time, for either single or two-storey add-ons.

Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork, €370,000

It’s priced at €370,000, by estate agent, Timothy Sullivan, who says the location’s very strong, as is the aspect. 

He adds the garden is super, and there’s 1,100 sq ft within, once past its feature, brick front door surround, and it has four bedrooms upstairs.

It is dated, with original, tiled fireplaces in each of the two reception rooms at ground-floor. 

The kitchen’s to the rear, and simply provided, with a larder, plus there’s a ground-floor guest WC, in addition to an upstairs family bathroom.

VERDICT: Everything’s in place for an upgrade and/or extension, with tip-top location between Douglas and the city.


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