Tuesday 6 December 2016

Four of a kind. . . Starter homes in Cork

27 Kilbrack Grove, Skehard Road, Blackrock, Co Cork €195,000

Published 20/03/2016 | 02:30

The open-plan kitchen dining area has modern fitted units at both eye and floor level, with an extensive worktop counter and an attractive tiled splash-back
The open-plan kitchen dining area has modern fitted units at both eye and floor level, with an extensive worktop counter and an attractive tiled splash-back
27 Kilbrack Grove €195,000
75 Clonlea €220,000
Oakfield Avenue, €225,000
25 Green Lodge €245,000

'Neat as a new pin' is the expression that comes to mind with this cute little starter house in the Cork suburb of Blackrock. Upgraded and modernised, and decorated with a smart and stylish eye, the house has 84sqm of living space and is in turn-key condition - all that the new owners will have to do is unpack their bags.

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No 27 has off-street parking to the front. Inside, there's an entrance hall tiled in porcelain with a guest lavatory.

The living room is a good size and has walnut laminate flooring and a cast-iron fireplace, with a wood surround and granite hearth.

The open-plan kitchen dining area has modern fitted units at both eye and floor level, with an extensive worktop counter and an attractive tiled splash-back. A feature full-height window overlooks the private back garden, which is laid in lawn.

Included in the sale is the integrated oven/hob and extractor fan. A separate utility area is accessed from the kitchen and features porcelain tiled flooring, maple fitted units at eye and floor level, a worktop counter with tiled splash-back and a stainless-steel sink.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms - one double and one single. The double room is located to the rear of the property and has a walnut timber floor and walnut built-in storage.

The single bedroom is to the front of the house. The bathroom has a Mira Elite electric shower over the bath and attractive tiling on the floor, surrounding the bath and a splash-back behind the sink.

The house has gas-fired central heating, double-glazed UPVC windows and a B3 BER rating. There is a security alarm and smoke alarms throughout.

The house is close to the Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Douglas Village and Cork City, and positioned on the main bus route into the city. A number of curtains and Venetian blinds are included in the sale, as is the stair carpet.

Agent: ERA Downey McCarthy (021) 490 5000

Move to Mount Oval

75 Clonlea is a bright, two-bedroom home in good decorative condition, located in the popular Mount Oval development, close to Douglas village and convenient to Cork's ring road network and the city centre. Shops, pubs and restaurants are within easy reach.

Downstairs, there is a modern kitchen and a separate living room with a fireplace plumbed for gas that overlooks and opens out directly onto the back garden.

Upstairs, there is a double and single bedroom, plus a family bathroom.

There's a large green area to the front of the house.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 427 3041

Get thee to Glanmire

18 Oakfield Avenue in Glanmire is a modern, well-maintained, three-bedroomed detached home situated close to the shopping centre, creche, primary and secondary schools, a bus service and a wide range of social and sporting facilities. With over 84sqm of living space, it's a good-sized starter home for a young family with a lounge, kitchen and dining room downstairs and three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. There is gas-fired central heating and teak double-glazed windows. Outside there are front and rear gardens laid in lawn, a paved patio area and off-street parking on the driveway.

Agent: DNG Murphy Condon (021) 482 1788

Dinky in Douglas

25 Green Lodge in Maryborough Woods, Douglas, is a bright, two-bedroom, terraced house with 82sqm of living space. The agents describe No 25 as being in walk-in decorative condition, with well-tiled en suites and built-in wardrobes in both bedrooms.

The living room is dual aspect, with doors that open out directly onto the back garden, while the eat-in kitchen has an integrated hob, oven and fridge-freezer and also has access to the garden. There is off-street parking for one car to the front, and the back garden is laid in gravel for ease of maintenance, with some mature trees and shrubs.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 427 3041

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