10 December 2022
By Tony Forde
A charming ‘fixer-upper’ in a historic part of Cork city is one of four residences requiring an upgrade across Co Cork which are going under the virtual hammer this month.
Number 1 Seminary Buildings, Blackpool, is a three-bedroom, end-of-terrace home, located in a quiet residential cul-de-sac.
In need of a makeover, bidding for the two-storey in an online auction hosted by youbid.ie begins at €175,000.
On the ground floor, there is a hallway, front-facing living room with open fireplace, and kitchen. Access to enclosed rear yard, which measures 25 sqm, is from the kitchen.
The downstairs bathroom with electric shower has recently been redecorated and retiled.
All three bedrooms are located upstairs.
Just around the corner, Number 103 Gerald Griffin Street is a mixed-use, three-storey property with a retail unit on the ground floor and two residential apartments on the upper floors.
The 49 sqm, ground-floor unit is being used as an internet café by the current tenants.
The opening bid for the property, which requires refurbishment, is €120,000.
Measuring 40 sqm, the first-floor flat has two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and a toilet/shower room.
The second floor unit measures 37 sqm and also has two bedrooms, as well as an open-plan kitchen/living area, and shower room with toilet.
Both apartments share access at street level and are being sold with vacant possession.
At the rear of the property there is a yard, which can be accessed via the ground floor unit.
As there are no residential rental restrictions in place at the conveniently located site, agents are expecting a lot of interest from investors.
On the other side of the River Lee, Number 41 Congress Road, Turner’s Cross, is a two-bedroom, mid-terrace property in need of an upgrade.
Located within walking distance of UCC and the city centre, agents are expecting a lot of interest from families looking for a challenge as they move up the ladder.
With an advised minimum value of €195,000, the property has an entrance hall, guest WC, open-plan living room and kitchen with a feature stove fireplace, and enclosed gardens to the front and rear.
Access to the spacious, south-facing rear garden is from the kitchen.
The two bedrooms, and a large family bathroom, are located upstairs.
In Cobh, meanwhile, the bidding for a modern four-bedroom home in need of significant renovation due to fire damage begins at €180,000.
Measuring 158 sqm, Number 48 Gardener’s Walk is within walking distance of the town centre.
The downstairs includes a hallway, living room, a family room which could be used as a fifth bedroom, an open-plan kitchen/dining room leading to a conservatory, utility room, and guest WC.
The master bedroom, with ensuite, a double bedroom and two single bedrooms as well as a family bathroom are located upstairs.
There are gardens to the front and rear and two parking spaces at the front.
Nineteen lots from eight counties are featured in the December 15 auction.
All are listed on the platform. Documentation and brochures are available by registering on Youbid.ie or by calling 01-5676979.
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