DescriptionThe subject site extends to 2.91 ha (7.2 acres) in total and is located at the northern end of Clarkes Hill within close proximity of the Rochestown Road. The site is irregular in configuration and had the benefit of 2 existing access points, one off Clarke’s Hill with the second providing superb connectivity to the Rochestown Road where there are a number of local bus stops (bus route 216 & 223) providing regular services to and from the city centre. The surrounding area is characteristically residential by nature with a number of one off large detached houses located along the southern boundary while there are a number of detached houses in a linear formation situated along the northern boundary. Mature trees and hedgerows are located along each boundary which provide for a highly attractive and secluded setting. The House - The property comprises a large 1970s five-bedroom detached house that overlooks the Douglas River. The house, which was constructed in the early 1970’s is laid out over two storeys and sits on an elevated site with a southerly aspect with construction being standard masonry walls underneath a low pitch tiled roof along with timber single glazed windows. The house is well laid out and comprises an entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, living room, reception room and WC on the ground floor level with four bedrooms (one of which includes and en-suite) and main bathroom all located on the first floor. The en-suite master bedroom, also located on the first floor, is generously proportioned and benefits from a large wraparound balcony that provides uninterrupted views over the Douglas River. The total floor area extends to a gross internal floor area of approx 237 sq m (2,551 sq ft).
FeaturesConveniently situated within close proximity of the N28 & N40.,Total site area extends to approx 2.91 ha (7.2 acres).,Extensive frontage to Clarke's Hill,Additional access point off the Rochestown Road.,Potential to develop a high quality residential scheme SPP.,Superb 5 bed detached property extending to approx 2,551 sq ft.,Gated access and tree-lined avenue off Clarke's Hill.,Elevated site with fantastic scenic views over Douglas River.
DirectionsThe subject site is located at the northern end of Clarke’s Hill approximately 2km east of Douglas Village and all local amenities. The property is situated directly opposite the popular Mount Oval development which comprises a mature residential estate type development of approximately 30 large detached houses.
Rochestown is largely considered as one of Cork’s most prestigious residential locations and given the sought-after address, properties in the area regularly achieve strong sales and rental values which is borne out of by strong demand from a range of buyers in the market to include those “trading up & trading down".
As a location, Douglas is Cork’s largest and most affluent suburb with a population of nearly 27,000 (Census 2016). The heart of Douglas lies in the charming Village which has an array of boutiques, atmospheric bars and renowned restaurants and is bookended by two excellent shopping centres - Douglas Court and Douglas Village shopping centres with retailers including the likes of Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores, Tesco and Next, while there is a renowned Farmers Market held every Saturday.
This bares out the strong socio-economic profile of the area and it is the destination of choice for many south city residents.
The area also offers a high-quality living environment with eight primary and five secondary-level schools, four churches and sports clubs catering for Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis and GAA.