PROPERTY

Sunday’s Well, Cork €650,000

A Victorian home in Sunday’s Well has lots of space and planning to build further, writes Tommy Barker.

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Trading up: Model Farm Road, Cork €295,000

In most circumstances, No 10 Woodford would be snapped up by a family looking for a three/four-bed home in Cork’s western suburbs. But its location, almost on the doorstep of Cork Institute of Technology and near the old Fás training centre and business parks, might also put it on the radar of investor buyers.

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Trading up: Glasheen, Cork, €295,000

Lots of boxes are ticked at 40 Sandymount Avenue, in Cork’s Glasheen, so a new owner can just move in and start their own personal tweaks, as they see fit.

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Trading up: Ballinlough/Douglas: €265,000

Following ‘sale agreeds’ on two 1960s houses, one a detached, the other a semi-d, in the ‘old’ 1960s Bellair Estate off Douglas Road and by the start of Ballinlough Road in Cork, now comes a younger model, and a different house type too.

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Trading up: Greenfields, Ballincollig €455,000

There’s almost grazing for a pet pony or two to be had at the Ballincollig suburban home at 69, Old Court, thanks to its setting at the end of a cul de sac.

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House of the week: Shanagarry, East Cork, €455,000

With the addition of a little seasonal decoration, some tinsel, and a red nose, the stag’s head in this Shanagarry home would be a dead ringer for everyone’s favourite Christmas reindeer.

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Albert Road, Cork City, €240,00

The pale orange front door in this Victorian terrace hints at the funky yet functional home within, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: St Luke’s Cross, Cork, €210,000

Trish Dromey says No 1 is beautifully gift-wrapped and ready to go.

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Starter home: Carrigaline, Co Cork, €235,000

Brambles beauty should fly out the door in Heron’s Wood. Trish Dromey hears this well-maintained three-bed could well make a happy New Year purchase for one young couple in Carrigaline.

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Old Quarter, Ballincollig, Cork, €650,000

With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and top notch finish, Tommy Barker finds ‘21’ reasons to love Waltham’s wow in Old Quarter, Ballincollig, Cork.

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Kells, Newmarket On Fergus, Co Clare, €890,000

If you fancy waking up in a tower then this Kells home is ideal, writes Trish Dromey.

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Rathcormac, Cork, €350,000

A buyer willing to invest TLC and money in upgrading Roseville in Rathcormac, Co Cork, will be well rewarded for their efforts.

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Waterfall, Cork, €635,000

It can’t have been that hard for agents Savills to establish the appropriate asking price for No 52 Heatherfield: it’s €635,000— the same sum No 18 Heatherfield recently sold for.

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Eastgate Retail Park gets homewares chain The Range

With most of Cork’s suburban retail parks now at or close to full occupancy, the arrival of UK homewares chain The Range as the anchor tenant at Eastgate Retail Park sees another c 60,000 sq ft taken up, and a new brand name enter the recovering Munster retail fray, with a product range spanning 65,000 items.

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Clonakilty's Linen Hall comes to market

A pure slice of Clonakilty town centre history, its former 18th century Linen Hall, and latterly a bakery is up for sale.

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Site corners in on Cork’s longest street

A profile corner site at the end of what’s often described as the longest city street in Cork, Blarney St, is for sale.

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Bishopstown semi-d Firgrove is a tale of two houses after massive rear extension

Tommy Barker reports on a mature, well designed and well proportioned family home in Suburban Cork.

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House of the Week:  Banduff, Cork city €295,000

THERE’S a whole lotta house for your money at the well-styled semi-d called Galbally, north of Cork city at suburban Banduff, towards the back of the popular Ard na Gréine development.

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Cork €220,000

The existing cottage is the least part of the package offered here at Annmount, Glounthaune, a few miles east of Cork city, and a few minutes walk to the community’s regular commuter rail station on the Midleton line.

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Trading up: Farranlea Park, Cork city €295,000

It’s only three years since No 45 Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road, last changed hands, but a work relocation means its late-2013 buyer is now a late-2016 vendor.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €365,000

Although Curraheen needs work, it’s a Well Road prospect well worth considering.

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Trading up: Coolroe Heights, Ballincollig €395,000

A home office, set into a comfortable chalet in a garden corner, is an extra space bonus with 10 Willow Grove in Coolroe Heights, on the western fringe of Cork’s Ballincollig.

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Majestic Menloe Gardens home comes to market in Cork

Off the Blackrock Road in a leafy park, this home may top Christmas wish-lists, says Tommy Barker.           

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Change to Central Bank lending restrictions see key sites back on market

Tails are up again in the housing and land development market in marketable Munster locations, perhaps given an extra fillip too by the changes announced last week by the Central Bank on lending restriction to First Time Buyers, coming on top of 2017’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

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Roberts Cove Inn worth coveting

There are quite a few licenced premises in Ireland that claim to have ‘unique charm’. Some deliver, some don’t. 

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Making Facebook a practical reality at Cork's Capitol development

WITH news breaking this week of Facebook’s office space interest in Cork city centre’s rapidly concluding Capitol development, for a virtual reality company it has bought, all eyes will now turn to see who’ll come in underneath as co-tenants to such a stellar name in the game-changing €50m-plus complex.

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AIB lending heavily to hospitality sector as demand grows for beds

AIB says it has approved over €300 million in loans to the hotel sector in 2016.

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Facebook in talks to be top-floor tenant at Capitol site

Facebook has emerged as the first potential tenant of the redeveloped Capitol cinema site in the centre of Cork City as part of its expansion into virtual-reality technology, gaming, and imaging.

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Making a 450-year-old castle feel like home again

Caroline Delaney meets a couple whose idea of a happy new home is a currently uninhabitable who dismissed the idea of a turnkey home and opted instead for a 450-year-old castle which they plan to renovate.

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Pristine home in Carrigaline comes to market

If No 17 Kilmoney Woods were a car, well, going on its interiors it would be a premium, performance German brand, complete with hushed drive, efficient running costs, lots of leather and wood trim in all the right places.

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