PROPERTY

Ballincollig site cleared for flight

A significant CIF briefing in Cork today will address the issue of economics and viability of new house building in current market conditions and at today’s residential values — and, ironically, today is also when marketing starts on a top location site for upmarket new builds on Cork’s western fringes, between the affluent western suburbs and employment hot-spot Ballincollig.

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Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney is a Victorian crown jewel

LIKELY to be chased as a trophy Killarney purchase, as either a hotel with further potential, or as an extraordinary private residence once more, is the 38-bedroomed Victorian timepiece Cahernane House Hotel, on the Muckross Road in Killarney.

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Control House in Shanbally is perfectly positioned

Timing, they say, is everything — and, the timing looks right for the proposed sale of a corporate HQ-type property by Cork’s evolving harbour and port facility near Ringaskiddy.

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Planning notes: Gresham Metropole refused permission to develop parking facility

A Cork city centre hotel has been refused permission to develop parking at a former car showroom near its rear entrance.

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Under the hammer: Retail opportunity in ‘Clon’ comes with dual street access

A West Cork retail investment, previously occupied by a pharmacy has been put up for sale, with dual street access, in the heart of Clonakilty town.

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Quality holding on central Déise site

Location is everything — whether it’s a house or a farm and a 41.7-acre holding that’s fresh to the market on the outskirts of Waterford City is a property that certainly ticks that box, as well as a number of others, according to selling agent Kevin Mahony Auctioneer of Butlerstown, Waterford.

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Keen interest in idyllic Sheep’s Head 33 acres

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula might not have the same profile as the Beara Peninsula or the Ring of Kerry, but it’s a stunning piece of the country that has an island-like existence — sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean like a microcosm of all that’s best about the coastal beauty of Ireland.

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Separate the wheat from the chaff with this Carrigaline, Cork property

Tommy Barker says 38, Wheatfields in Carrigaline is unexpectedly back on the market and there have already been several swift viewings.

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Vivacious home with vivid colouring at Friars Walk, Cork

Trish Dromey reports on a Cork city home that has been tastefully reworked, renovated and refreshed.

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Plunge into luxury at Killaloe, Co Clare

With a hot tub, sauna, and Shannon views, Cloonfadda has a high level of creature comfort, says Trish Dromey. 

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Two up, three down at No2 The Square, Ballincollig

Tommy Barker visits a contemporary townhouse complete with basement in the heart of Ballincollig.

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Enjoy in the suburbs at The Rise, Bishopstown

It turns out the family living at 6 The Rise in Cork’s western suburbs have only been passing through; but, what they are selling now is a far cry from what they bought five years ago.

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River views at sizeable seaside Youghal, Co Cork home

A BALCONY with views of the River Blackwater, a good address and generous sized accommodation were enough to secure a very early bid for this detached house on Quarry Road in Youghal.

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Cork's Pic du Jer back in vogue thanks to great location

THERE’S been a steady run of sales in Cork’s unusually named Pic du Jer, a network estate of semi-ds built in the mid 1900s in Ballinlough: it’s called after a high, 1,000m peak called Pic du Jer on the edge of Lourdes in France, which can be summited by a 100 year old funicular rail carriage.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork, €165,000

A two-month makeover has transformed No 3 into an affordable, comfortable home close to Blackrock village, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Ballinlough, Cork, €159,000

Although in need of TLC, 3 South View in Ballinlough will attract interest from investors and FTBs.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €245,000

No 5 the Avenue, Coolroe Heights, in Ballincollig meets many of the requirements of a good starter.

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Trading up: Rosscarbery, Cork, €229,000

A good bit of cheerful modernising has gone into the home upgrades at Sea Heights, Ahaglaslin, a four-bed detached bungalow on an elevated site above Owenahincha, near Rosscarbery in west Cork.

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House of the week: Waterfall, Co Cork, €650,000/€670,000

WITH more than 100 names down for chances to buy again, and at long last, at one of Munster’s very best developments where the two former showhouses went on first view on Tuesday, set to sell within days, it really will be a case of all’s well not ending well for most hopefuls at Earls Well.

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Trading up: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €299,950

Four-bed semis are in very short supply in Ballincollig and many which do come on the market, are more expensive than this one at 138 An Caislean, guiding at €299,950.

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Trading up: Banduff Road, Cork City, €269,000

Ticking lots of boxes for those looking for an affordable, four-bed family home is 4, North Avenue: this well-kept, Ruden Homes-built semi-detached house has 1,200 sq ft of living and sleeping space, three double bedrooms, plus a single, and it’s priced at €269,000.

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Trading up: Donoughmore, Blarney, €319,000

Known as ‘the Master’s House,’ this Firmount home by Donoughmore, north west of Blarney and Cork City, combines old world roots, with more modern comforts.

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More than €6 million paid in Munster hotel sales

Munster hotel sales are early out of the traps for 2016, with more than €6 million paid in all for three well-known entities.

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Lack of investment in infrastructure comes into focus in Cork

The lack of investment in our infrastructure has come into sharp focus in Cork in the past few months. People are affected by grinding traffic congestion, floods in untypical areas and a basic lack of available residential housing.

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Quality Mallow home cooks up storm with added pizza oven

Tommy Barker gets fired up about a spacious and modern family home with its own pizza oven.

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Plenty to digest in coastal Rennies, Nohoval, Cork

Tommy Barker finds a coastal family home near south Cork’s Nohoval, all set up for to safe, active child-centered fun and outdoor life. 

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O’Flynn Construction are back buying, building and selling

After a spell in sales and construction limbo, having exited Nama, and after a fight for survival with US fund Blackstone who had acquired their loans in 2104, Cork-based developers O’Flynn Construction are back to basics and back to business — looking to buy more land and to ramp-up house building. 

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Put down anchor in Cregg, Glandore

This small-holding offers another opportunity to buy in picturesque Cregg, Glandore, writes Tommy Barker.

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Expect the unexpected from Kildimo, Limerick

Lift the latch and individuality comes jumping out at you in this rustic cottage, says Trish Dromey. 

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Old Head, Kinsale house gathers interest at home and overseas

Old Head home seeks new hands, says Tommy Barker.  

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