FARRANLEA ROAD, CORK € 200,000
Sq m: 97 (1,040 sq ft) BER rating: G Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
It’s no great shakes right now, but the three-bed semi-d ‘Aisling’, at 24 Farranlea Grove in Cork city’s mature western suburbs, is still going to catch the eye, and get good viewings.
That’s because the location between the Model Farm Road and Farranlea Road is ever-popular, and No 24’s site is within the cul de sac, a corner one, so there’s oodles of space to extend, which is almost a racing certainty as it comes up for new ownership.
Selling agent Malcolm Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing guides Aisling at an even € 200,000, with a detached garage in the back garden, and the house has a good westerly aspect around the back — so, that’s probably the direction any would-be extenders would think of heading.
It has a little over 1,000 sq ft right now, with a basic layout and modestsized rooms and currently both house and garden are fairly raw, needing a make-over and TLC — but, the upside is you’re not paying for half decent stuff you’d be taking back out straight away in any refurbishment. VERDICT: The site’s a particularly good and workable one.