Trading up: Wellington Road, Cork €380,000

There’s an education in convenient city-centre living to be had at No 1 Mount Verdon Terrace, an 1830’s end-terrace period home. 

Size: 241 sq m (2,600 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 5 


Trading up: Wellington Road, Cork €380,000

The hinterland has primary, private, second-level, grind schools, language schools, and post-Leaving Cert colleges as well, with Griffith College now in residence at the St Patrick’s/Marymount campus at St Luke’s Cross. 

And, St Angela’s College is moving back to St Patrick’s Hill, in an O’Donnell and Tuomey reworked architectural triumph too, so it’s all a-go.

Trading up: Wellington Road, Cork €380,000

The 2,600 sq ft four-level home is listed with Gillian Ryan and Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald, who guide the five-bed home of character at €380,000. 

It’s tall, but not imposing, and has been well colonised, is colourful and has kept faith with period detailing, with some fine fireplaces, coving and ceiling roses, sash windows and shutters.

Trading up: Wellington Road, Cork €380,000

Set above road level with a private front garden access (parking is on-street) it has an entry-level hall with kitchen to the rear, and dining room linked to the front which is south facing, with a lovely old fireplace: Up on the next floor, this prime perch position is occupied by a formal living room, with two sash windows, and behind through a doorway is a family room, with wood-burning stove. 

Rear return sections are taken up various with store/study bathrooms, and the top two floors have five bedrooms between them.

VERDICT: Life in the city, back in favour.


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