PROPERTY

Allsops could trade €60m

A Limerick asset management opportunity guiding €2.1/2.3 million, as well as 11 Waterford apartments for €560/600,000, are among the stronger Munster commercial offers in next month’s combined Allsop auction.

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Derrynane Hotel has sale agreed

An end-of-summer ‘Sale Agreed’ has been posted up on the Ring of Kerry’s jewel-set Derrynane Hotel, which went to the open market in May.

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Much-loved home at Cork city’s ‘Allihies’

Southerly aspect , city location, with period interiors and long gardens, No 3 Lower Janemount packs a personality punch, says Tommy Barker. 

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House of the week: Gardiners Hill, Cork City €295,000

THE pleasures of 1 Glencrea far outweigh any perceived small drawbacks — on charm grounds alone, this Gardiner’s Hill house is off to a good start.

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Rose Week sees viewing action at Tralee’s Schoolfield

It’s “a Tralee Rose, the pick of the bunch,” says estate agent Ger Carmody about this well-put together, all-singing, all-dancing Kerry home - and, as a former Rose of Tralee escort himself, he’s entitled to the assessment.

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Eyeing up the potential in Ramparts, Kinsale

An Carraig in Kinsale has spectacular views, and dramatic plans to enhance the house, writes Tommy Barker.

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Shanakiel home has double appeal with site alongside

There’s an appeal to home hunters either end of a long spectrum, at the end of a short terrace, at Cork city’s Shanakiel suburb by the 1870’s Gothic revival church St Mary’s.

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Tommy Barker returns to Parknasilla to learn about its heritage and designer

Is there an architect in any period of Irish history with as many hotels and suites to his credit, as Kerry’s James Francis Fuller? 

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork €540,000

The sea is off in the distance, visible down the rolling landscape and fields from is this fine family dormer home, at south Cork’s coastal Ballinluska.

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Trading up: Farran, Cork, €425,000

Go up and over the hill at Farran, above the Cork/Macroom road past Ovens, and you are almost into a different world.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €325,000

There’s a lot on the side, and to the front, of 85 Uam Var Drive in Cork city’s western suburbs.

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Starter home: Blackwater Valley, Cork €260,000

 

Tommy Barker finds a music-lover’s country pad hits all the right notes.

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Starter home: Classes Lake, Ballincollig, €140,000

It’s an apartment, obviously, but this two-bed at 63 Fernway, in the Classes Lake development west of Ballincollig in Cork has many of the attributes those who think they’d prefer a house might like.

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Starter home: Tower St, Cork City, €100,000

Tommy Barker takes a look at a spot-on setting for suburbanistas.

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House site gets €3m

A CO KILDARE-based building firm is the buyer of a new homes site on Cork city’s Cleve Hill, Blackrock Road, paying c €3 million for six acres, with planning for 18 large homes.

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€1.25m for Tralee building

Tralee’s Rose Festival has just wound up for its 32 contestants — and also this week a mixed use development in the town comes for sale with practically an apartment or commercial unit in it for each of the Roses.

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Take a look inside Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Eilish O’Carroll’s home in West Cork

Tommy Barker visits the lush green countryside home of Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Eilish O’Carroll, all down to Winnie McGoogan’s winning ways.

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House of the week: St Luke’s Cross, Cork €395,000

There’ s a touch of deja vu upon visiting No 2 Adelaide Place, just above Cork city’s St Luke’s Cross.

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This home has a private 25 acres slice of Ring of Kerry wilderness

Tommy Barker finds his breath taken away by this exquisitely set Ring of Kerry 2,800 sq ft hideaway.

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A proper, well-built family home in Glounthane, Cork

The last time No 38 Cois Chuain was on the market, it was a case of lean times, precious little confidence, even less cash, and a series of price drops needed to secure a sale.

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Classic Nordic log house in tranquil setting in Waterford

The owners of this unmistakably Scandinavian-styled log house near Kill village in Waterford ordered their home from a catalogue found in a doctor’s surgery.

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Dormer in Innishannon has royal touch

You’ll feel like the king of the castle in this quality home, says Tommy Barker.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €430,000

It’s a bit dated inside (not too many homes are being decorated these days with beautyboard) but even that’s to the advantage of any new occupants of Oaklands, aka 21 Douglas Hall Lawn.

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Trading up: Donnybrook, Cork, €320,000

There’s a whole lot more house now at 42 Calderwood than when first built back in the 1970s.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork, €295,000

You could keep dogs or hens, free-range children, or even perhaps build another house/develop a site, to the side of this three-bed semi-d at 11, Manor Lawn.

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Trading up: Newcastle West, Co Limerick, €160,000

House costs may going up, but the price of this riverside folly in West Limerick has just come down dramatically.

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Starter home: Carrigaline, Cork €225,000

A three-bedroomed semi-detached house at 67A Meadowgrove, in the Westwood development off Carrigaline’s Ballea Road, is guided at €225,000 by its selling agent Fiona Waldron of Jeremy Murphy Associates.

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Starter home: Youghal, East Cork €165,000

The sea should be almost within earshot of this East Cork two-bed bungalow called Robin Hill, at Gortroe, near Redbarn and Youghal.

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Well-designed four-bed in Glanmire back on market

A larger, 2,700 sq ft five-bed detached home at Crawford Woods had a swift sale last month with Sherry FitzGerald, making just under its €585,000 March asking price, to close in July at €570,000.

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Waterford’s Marina Hotel is up for sale

Waterford city’s Marina Hotel has been put for sale, guiding €3.2m with agents Christie + Co. The same agents offered the 54-bed Shannon Court Hotel at €1.1m in May of this year, also for Frontline Asset Management Ltd.

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