Location fuels interest in perfect starter home

A €240k home in Rochestown is just five minutes from schools and amenities, writes Trish Dromey.     

The guide price of €240,000 and the Rochestown location of 4 The Ferns at Foxwood in Garryduff are likely to ensure good first-time buyer interest.

That’s according to Conor Lynch of James G Coughlan & Associates who says this is a beautifully decorated, owner occupied, two-bed end of terrace property which would make a perfect starter home.

Built in 2007, it’s in an attractive partially brick faced modern development and overlooks a green area at the front.

There’s 958 q ft of living space. That includes a laminated living room at the front which has a fireplace with a stove and an attractive purple and white colour scheme.

There’s also a tiled kitchen with modern units with integrated appliances as well as a understairs guest WC. 

The owners, who clearly are into their interior design, have some colourful quirks and turns, and have used painted up and chopped down timber pallets to good effect for seating and even under a glass-topped table in the dining area.

The upstairs has two carpeted bedrooms with slide robes which both have en suites, one with a bath and one with a shower. Fitted with gas heating and double glazing, the house has a good B3 energy rating.

To the front there’s a small pathway leading to the front door, and to the rear, a garden with a lawned area, a patio, flower beds and a shed, and the property has two designated parking spaces in the development.

Mr Lynch says proximity to local schools and amenities is one of the reasons that the Foxwood Estate is popular with first-time buyers. It’s within a five-minute walk from the Garryduff Sports Centre and also from Scoil Phadraig Naofa primary school as well as local woodland walks.

Douglas village amenities and shopping centres are within a five-minute drive.

VERDICT: Getting a lot of online attention which is likely to lead to very busy viewings.

Rochestown, Cork

€240,000

Sq m 89 (958 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3

BER: B3

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