Trading Up: Wilton, Cork €320,000

IF YOU buy the quite-grandly titled Wilton House in Cork’s Bishopstown/Wilton suburbs, you’ll be spending more on doing it up.

But, will it be bought as a detached home and site, or possibly made over to a medical-related or other commercial use?

This dated, detached mid 1900s four-bed home is at the start of Wilton Avenue, where most other houses on the rest of this road are laid out in pairs of semi-ds, and it’s almost in the back door of the CUH, which gives it an extra edge.

Selling agent for west-facing Wilton House is Tom Woodward, who guides at €320,000 and he reckons there’s a site of 0.2 of an acre with a long back garden, and that the house has 1,560 sq ft, with attached garage and scope for lots of upgrades.

It’s near lots of services and amenities, including Bishopstown Garda Station and schools, the Wilton Shopping Centre is as close to hand as is the ‘Regional’ or CUH, there’s a new Aldi almost across the road, while a former Esso service station site almost at the end of Wilton House’s back garden on the main Bishopstown/Wilton Road has planning lodged of late for a Lidl.

Inside, this older-era buy has a parquet-floored hall, two reception rooms, kitchen, study and part-converted garage, four bedrooms, bathroom and a separate WC.

VERDICT: Great scope


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