Red-bricked mews strike a cord? Why not join vil­lage peo­ple

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - STARTER HOMES - by Tommy Barker

The word ‘vil­lage’ gets bandied about when it comes to Cork city’s su­per-sized sub­urb Dou­glas, and it’s even pinned to the tow­er­ing Dou­glas Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre and multi-storey car-park — but it’s in places like Grosvenor Mews that the vil­lage feel at least rings some bit true.

There’s less than a dozen ter­raced red-brick townhouses here off Dou­glas West, close to the GAA club, credit union and South County, and they’re al­most all dou­bly tucked away, reached via the cul de sac called Gal­way’s Lane.

Auc­tion­eer Glen O’Con­nor of DNG Cree­don is sell­ing No 4 for

€ around € 190,000. It’s a spot­less end-ter­race home or in­vest­ment, with three bed­rooms, liv­ing room and rear 15’ by 12’ kitchen/din­ing room with a fea­ture brick fire­place sur­round.

It has dou­ble glaz­ing, gas cen­tral heat­ing, and very easy to keep out­door spa­ces, which are mostly paved front (with park­ing for two cars) and back, with a shed to the rear for stor­age. No 4 also has a low-main­te­nance red brick ex­te­rior. VER­DICT: Mod­ern vil­lage life, in a well ser­viced sub­urb and the ring road’s only a few hun­dred me­tres away.

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