PROPERTY

Indulge in outdoor living in this beautiful Coachford residence

Coachford, Cork €1.25 million
Sq m 470 (5,059 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: Exempt
Best feature: Serenity

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Touch of California on Déise Gold Coast

Dungarvan, Waterford €750,000
Sq m 327 (3,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: C3
Best Feature: Setting and style

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Glorious Ballinahow House showcases its Tipperary history

Ballinahow, Tipperary €750,000
Sq m 363 (3,900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 plus 1 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: Exempt
Best Feature: Style - and relatively affordable

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Montenotte’s crowning glory above the city

Montenotte, Cork €635,000
Sq m 139 (1,490 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: A3

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Rochestown home is a must see

Size: 2,717/2,879 sq ft
Bedrooms: 4-plus Bathrooms: 4-plus
BER Rating: B3
Best Feature: Small, contemporary development

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Large and lofty des res in Glounthaune

Glounthaune, Co Cork €695,000
Sq m 336 (3,600 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
BER Rating: n/a
Best Feature: Good, and big

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Trading up: New-build at an affordable price

A 2,000 sq ft new-build, air-tight home, for upwards of €70,000? Well, that’s for starters at least.

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Trading up: Home in Blackrock, Cork, on market for €470,000

Size: 210sq m (2,250sq ft)
Bathrooms: 5 Bedrooms: 6
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Killarney home on market for €420,000

Size: 215 sq m (2,300 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 4 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C1

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Starter home: Suburban style in Cork’s Millstreet

Millstreet, Cork €150,000
Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: E2

 

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Starter home: Home in Grange a steal at €195,000

Size: 93 sq m (1,000 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2

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Starter homes: Unfinished business with new Millstreet homes

Millstreet, Cork, €69,500-145,000
Sq m 100 - 160 sq m
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C (provisional)

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The Distillery Lanes development in Midleton, Co Cork, which will house the frozen food retailer Iceland.

Iceland stores expand

EXPANDING food retailer Iceland has made a second foray into Munster, acquiring an outlet at Main Street, Midleton, at the €30m Distillery Lanes office and shops development.

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No 94, St Stephen's Green, Dublin, is on 0.24 acres.

Department of Justice building on sale for €15m

The Dublin offices of the Department of Justice, on St Stephen’s Green, are to be sold for €15m, having been acquired by Brehan Capital, last year, as part of the larger Ulysses Portfolio.

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No 4 Washington Street, Cork, is a good investment opportunity.

Four-storey is a must-go alongside Cafe Gusto

Top TV entertainer and broadcaster Graham Norton spent some of his UCC college years living in a bedsit on Cork’s Washington Street above what was then O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlour.

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Shournagh House has five tenants and a guide price of €750,000.

Investment opportunity at Shournagh House

Billed as a commercial investment opportunity is the fully tenanted Shournagh House, a stand-alone building with five tenants, a €75,000 pa income stream, and a guide price of €750,000.

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 Bedford Row, Limerick

History in shop front

SHOP fronts don’t come much more historic, or reborn, as at Limerick city’s Grand Central, on pedestrianised street Bedford Row off O’Connell Street.

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Friends First Property Fund now fully owns the Blackrock Shopping Centre.

IWI buys building in Bray for €10m

A building at Bray Civic Centre, let to the OPW in Wicklow, has been bought by equity group, Ireland World Investments (IWI), for €10m.

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Above, exterior shot of Hayes Hotel which sold at auction for €650,000, way beyond its reserve.  Picture: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile

Hotel sale is highlight of auction season

A MUNSTER property auction is set to offer 30 lots to investors and buyers in Cork on October 2, following hot on the heels of a very successful Allsops auction last week that netted an all time high of €54m from 194 lots.

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House sales up by 48% nationally

House sales are up 48% nationally, according to figures presented to the Oireachtas by IBEC-related lobby group, Property Industry Ireland.

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The Blackwater Commercial Centre has a modest €300,000 guide.

Development drawing very strong interest

Very strong interest is being shown in an uncompleted, mixed-use commercial development in Fermoy town, North Cork, according to Savills agent Steven Denehan.

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Cover story: Harbour home is a sight to ‘sea’

Monkstown, Cork, €625,000
Sq m 255 (2,750 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: E1
Best Feature: Solid red-brick in a great harbour setting

 

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House of the Week: Blackrock, Cork, €975,000

Sq m 475 (5,100 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11
BER Rating: D1
Best Feature: Grand rooms

 

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Rapid rise in fortunes at city pad: Friars Walk, Cork, €180,000

Sq m 67 (725 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: TBC

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Imposing Lotaville: Tivoli, Cork, €850,000

Sq m 700 (7,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6 plus 2
Bathrooms: 4 plus 1
BER Rating: N/A

 

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Trading up: Maryborough, Cork €415,000

Size: 157 sq m (1,700sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €445,000

Size: 208 sq m (2,230 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Endsleigh, Douglas €350,000

Size: 138sq m (1,475 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: C2

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Trading up: Farnanes, Cork €300,000

Size: 184sq m (2,000sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: E2

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Starter home: Monkstown, Cork, €170,000

Sq m 79 (850 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: G

 

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Starter home: Kinsale, Cork, €210,000

Sq m 124 (1,335 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

 

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The profitable Strand Hotel overlooking the Shannon in Limerick is for sale at a guiding price of €17 million.

Sea change at the Strand

A TOP and profitable Limerick city hotel comes for sale this week guiding €17 million, less than half of its development cost, estimated to have been c €40 million.

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Muckross Park Hotel and Spa is on the market with a price guide of €6.5m.

Hotting up in Killarney

ONE down, another to go in Kerry — DTZ Sherry FitzGerald this week bring Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin’s Muckross Park Hotel to market guiding €6.5m, after their summer 2014 off-market sale of Killarney’s 74-bed Aghadoe Heights for just over €6m, bought by Davy asset managers.

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The Rockbrook Estate, Sandyford, Dublin, has 280 fully rented apartments and planning for 416 more.

Former Fleming Sandymount scheme guides at €80m

Luck, and timing, and what might have been....but that’s no consolation for the Fleming Group, whose costly buy-in €245m site assembly vision for Sandyford on Dublin’s southside is only now coming to fruition, as some of its fruits get sold on again.

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Cork shopping centre extension appealed

An appeal has been lodged in relation to the recent grant of permission for changes to the Douglas Court Shopping Centre on Cork’s southside.

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Annette and Michael Carlos behind the bar at the Roaring Donkey in Cobh; below, an exterior view of the pub. Pictures: Denis Scannell

Donkey a real local

THERE are pubs and bars, and then there are locals — and Cobh’s Roaring Donkey is all three, under the one hat and roof.

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Cover story: Home ticks all the right boxes

Douglas Road, Cork €795,000
Sq m 230 (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3/4 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: B2
Best Feature: Sheer quality

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House of the week: Six bedroom gem in Cork’s Lindville

Blackrock, Cork €625,000
Sq m 208 (2,235 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating C2
Best Feature: Top family home location

 

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A quite special residence near UCC

College Road, Cork €345,000
Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: Pending
Best Feature: Quality, big garden and setting

 

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Space aplenty in this Greenfields

Killumney, Ballincollig €560,000
Sq m 208 (2,245 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: C3

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Glorious gardens in this five-bedroom family home near Co Cork’s Inniscarra

Inniscarra, Cork €475,000
Sq m 225 (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: D2

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Trading up: Boreenmanna Road Cork €465,000

Size: 210 sq m (2,250 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Beaumont, Cork €295,000

Size: 110sq m (1,200 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Co Cork €475,000

Size: 224 sq m (2,400sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: C2

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Trading up: Ballinhassig,Cork €625,000

Size: 370 sq m (4,000sq ft)
Bathrooms:5 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating:C2

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Starter home: Dublin Hill, Cork €190,000

Size: 79 sq m (850 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: G

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Starter home: Douglas Village, Cork €155,000

Sq m 67 (720 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: D2

 

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Starter home: Passage West, Cork €119,000

Size: 72 sq m (775 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: F

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Starter home: Pasage West, Cork, €220,000/230,000

Sq m 128 (1,375 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2/C3

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Property management critical as recovery gains strength

IT HAS been an active nine months for Ireland’s commercial property market, with further increased transactional activity anticipated between now and year end.

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City retail building a shoe-in on market

AGENTS Lisney bring a second Patrick Street, Cork City, retail building for sale this month as an investment, seeking offers of €750,000 for No 121, opposite the Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre and Marks & Spencers.

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Wilton unit the right fit for Skechers

SHOE retailers Skechers have found a second Cork shopping mall footprint, taking a 2,400 sq ft-plus mezzanine vacated by A-Wear at the Wilton Shopping Centre.

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Refurbished Seanachai back on the market

A Kinsale bar and night venue is back for sale a year after it last changed hands — and in a far better, updated condition.

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Banking on Waterford

INVESTOR demand for quality buys outside the main two or three Irish cities is about to be sampled — with the offer of a fine AIB bank branch in Waterford City, with an excellent covenant.

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Zazzle deal dazzles

A US online custom design and sales firm, Zazzle, is setting up a European HQ on Cork City’s Union Quay, capable of hosting 150-200 employees in an IDA-backed expansion.

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New entrances for Cork railway station?

The planned redevelopment of Kent railway station, in Cork City, is the subject of a new application by Irish Rail.

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You could get a thatched to this picture perfect cottage by the sea

A private rural retreat, holiday home, retirement home — you name it — but cottages like this are few enough.

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Hillside home stands above the rest

HIGH up on a hill, in a green valley setting five miles from West Cork’s Bantry at Glandart, is The Hawthorns - a house that’s head and shoulders above the countryside norm in terms of size, finish and style.

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Green light for this estate home

It in one of the nicest and best landscaped estates in south Cork, no 32 Wrenville looks over one of its largest greens too, says Michael Piggott of Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan Daly in Carrigaline.

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Is this Cork City’s finest family home?

The 5,500 sq ft Woodlawn, a modernised Georgian up in Sunday’s Well, may be unrivalled in decorative quality and finish. It’s yours for €3.8m.

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Starter Homes: Blackpool, Cork €140,000

Showing its age a bit inside, but with huge charm and considerable space plus back yard with pit and parking, is the corner house and family home at 55 Watercourse Road/Bleasby St — just two doors away from the garda station, and thus as safe as houses.

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Starter Homes: Friars Walk, Cork City €179,000

There’s a nice fresh feel to a upgraded three-bed family home at 88 Lower Friars Rd, Cork City.

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House of the week: Westerly

Balllickey, West Cork
€590,000
Sq m 300 (3,250 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 plus 1
Bathrooms: 2 plus 1
BER Rating: D1
Best Feature: Serenity

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Down by the riverside

ALONG and bustling history comes with Riverbank House and Quay, a River Bandon-set home that gives its owners the chance to sail the seven seas — if they start off leaving on a high tide.

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Trading Up: Ballycotton, Cork €385,000

Might it be second time lucky for estate agency firm Global Properties in East Cork - gratis of the Irish Examiner? Sale hopes are high in the case of the detached bungalow at the Welsh-sounding spot of Llennoco, with sea views at Garryvoe Lower.

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Trading Up: Ballingurteen, West Cork €195,000

There’s been a really smart, contemporary style makeover done to the home called Carraig Cottage, Ballingurteen, a few miles north (and inland) of Clonakilty.

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Trading Up: Bishopstown, Cork €395,000

It’s dated, but decent - and there’ll be a bit of a queue for Greenrath, aka No 2 Bishopscourt Road in Cork city’s western suburbs.

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Trading Up: Bishopstown, Cork €425,000

The recovery in Cork’s suburban house market can be gauged by of sales in older estates - such as Bishopstown’s Dunville Crescent, at the city end of the Waterfall Road.

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Suburban splendour

Lost in last week’s Cover Story four pages coverage of the Douglas, Cork house called Glencorron, was the all-essential ‘fact panel’ - now seen here - which gives the low-down on this fine suburban home, for sale this month with agent Tom Woodward of Woodwards.

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Orchard Road peach

Tommy Barker visits a plum buy within a stroll of Cork city centre close to UCC.

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Equestrian farm on 12 acres with house

The colours are nailed to the mast with this horse farm sale at Coolyroe, Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick.

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Trish Stokes

Economy is gradually building and we need housing stock to match it

Trish Stokes, residential manager with Lisney, takes a critical end-year look at a recovering house market.

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The 35,000 sq ft Abbeycourt House, George's Quay,  leased by the Department of Social Protection for the country's largest INTREO office. Picture: Denis Scannell

Office deal is the job

IN one of the biggest office deals in recent years in Cork, the Department of Social Protection has leased the 35,000 sq ft Abbeycourt House, on George’s Quay, to serve the roll-out of its Intreo employment-and-income supports services.

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A portion of the 766-acre grounds of Adare Manor, above; inset, the magnificent main house; and, below, one of the bedrooms.

Lands of opportunity

World-renowned Irish trophy property, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, on 766 acres in Co Limerick, has gone to market this week for a price of €25-27m, via agents CBRE, acting for vendor and owner, US-based Tom Kane, who has redeveloped it over the past 27 years.

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A building for buyers to ‘court’

Two former Cork City sites, associated with boom-time purchases involving Oyster Developments, are being brought to market by Savills.

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Douglas Court Shopping Centre developed by  the Love family's Shipton Group. Picture: Denis Scannell

Douglas Court part of six-scheme sale for €120m

A second Cork shopping centre complex, Douglas Court, developed by the Love family’s Shipton Group, is part of a retail-dominated portfolio that is for sale valued at €120m.

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Suburban serenity in Cork

Rose Martin visits a leafy south Cork City suburb where an arts and crafts-style house hits the market early for the autumn pick-up.

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House of the week: Monkstown, Co Cork €595,000

Sq m: 249 (2,680sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3/4 Bathrooms:2
BER: C3
Best feature: Period charm

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Trading up: Douglas Village East €295,000 (€325k offer)

Size: 130 (1,400sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2

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Trading up: Glasheen Road, Cork Guide price: €245,000

Size: 98sq m (1050sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Glandore, Co Cork €395,000

Size: 214sq m (2,300sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: C1 (up from E1)

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Trading up: Carrigaline, Co Cork, €395,000

Size: 184sq m (2,000 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D1

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An image of the new 300,000sq ft City Gate Plaza office scheme.

JCD’s €50m office buy

GOOD story for Cork, good story for the country, and more cranes on the skyline to come.

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Tax break time limit on sale

Time may be running out for the Government’s commercial property tax breaks extended in the last budget, so demand for quality commercial property has been sustained, says Ed Hanafin of Lisney.

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Former Cork soccer stadium to be knocked?

A former League of Ireland football ground is in line to become an office and commercial development, if a recent application to Cork County Council succeeds.

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Cover: Cuskinny, Cork harbour €1.2 million

Sq m 284 (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: Pending
Best Feature: Setting and grounds

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House of the Week: Douglas Road, Cork €650,000

Sq m 184 (2,000sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: E2
Best feature: Arts and crafts design details

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Trading up: Church Road, Carrigaline Guide price: €395,000

Size:1184sqm (2,000 sqft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill, Cork Guide price: €275,000

Size: 130sq m (1,400sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: Pen

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Trading up: College Road, Cork. Guide price: €450,000

Size: 130sq m (1,400 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 5 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Maryborough, Douglas. Guide €395,000

Size: 116sq m (1,250sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER: C1/C2

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Starter home: Shanakiel, Cork €95,000

Size: 85sq m (900sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: B

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Starter home: Cork City €185,000

Size: 84sq m (900 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C3

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Starter home: 2 Cahergal Lawn €190,000

Sq m 109 (1,171ft)
Bedrooms 3: Bathrooms: 1
BER: G

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Starter home: Rossmore, Clonakilty €195,000

Sq m: 113 (1,211sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
Ber: E1

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Tony Barry of Barry Construction and Don Brennan of SherryFitz Brennan Busteed, at the AshgroveMeadows development, Springlane, Bandon.

Bandon: new beginning

Bandon, €298,000
Sq m 205 (2,200 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: A3/B1
Best Feature: New

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Elbows out in town

SOMETHING is brewing in Cork City centre — the impending opening of a new venture that will boast the city’s smallest craft beer brewery.

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Green Reit buy Sun Alliance building for €23 million

The news that Green REIT Plc has acquired the former Sun Alliance building — at nos 13-17 Dawson Street, in Dublin 2, for €23m — bodes well for the city’s crane count.

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Architecture Factory award

It’s been a good week for architecture faculties — following the first increase in CAO points in five years.

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Apple get go-ahead for Hollyhill site changes

Cork City Council has given the go-ahead for further developments at Apple’s facility on the city’s north side, at Hollyhill.

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Cover Story: Right at home on the range

Kinsale, Cork €695,000
Sq m: 225 (2,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 plus 3 Bathrooms: 5
BER Rating: D2/C2
Best Feature: Water frontage

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