Trading up: Spur Hill, Cork €450,000

Built around the back/side of an older house on the accessible Spur Hill in Cork City’s western suburbs is Carrigafoyle, a circa 30-year-old detached home, on a quarter-acre site, with city views from on high.

Size: 202sq m (2,175sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


The location’shalf a mile from Wilton/Togher and the top of Sarsfield’s Road, with leafy Spur Hill leading out towards back roads behind Cork Airport, giving routes too to Kinsale and West Cork.

Since it’s set behind another house, up a gravelled drive, Carrigafoyle’s in a quiet spot and has well tended gardens with lots of parking, an attached garage, sunny rear S/W aspected patio and several garden sheds into the bargain.

Selling agent is Michael Downey of ERA Downey McCarthy, who guides at €420,000 and he says the layout has very much stood the test of time, with large kitchen/diner to the back, and reception rooms left and right of the hallway, with open-style staircase. 

There’s a utility, study and guest WC and conversion potential in the attached garage.

Overhead, one of the four bedrooms is en suite, and three are large doubles, with built-ins, while a large landing level window offers great views. 

Overall condition is good, but parts such as the original 1980s kitchen may be updated by new owners.

VERDICT: Five minutes from the suburbs


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