PROPERTY

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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House of the Week: College Road, Cork €425,000

Sq m 158 (1,700 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: Pending
Best Feature: Old decency

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Quirky with character

Rathbarry, West Cork €499,000
278 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
BER rating: D1

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New kid in a venerable setting

Turners Cross, Cork €240,000
Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: B3

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €389,000

Size: 122 sq m (1,300sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Ballincollig, Cork €380,000

Size: 184 sq m (1,980 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Beaumont, Cork €330,000

Size: 92 sq m (1,000 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Gaggin, West Cork €360,000

Size: 230 sq m (2,500sq ft)
Bathrooms: 4 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: B2

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Starter home: Grange, Cork €230,000

Sq m 97 (1,050 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: D2

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Starter home: Deerpark, Cork City €225,000

Sq m 109 (1,175 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: C3

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Starter home: Mallow, Cork €245,000

Size: 310 sq m (3,200 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 9 Bedrooms: 10
BER Rating: Exempt

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Starter home: Cariganarra, Ballincollig €189,000

Size: 84 sq m (900 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E1

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Modern take on living over the shop in Cork’s Sunday’s Well

The former Village Inn has a retail premises, apartment and roof garden.

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Roberts Georgian classic in Waterford for €340,000

Strong early interest is being shown in the investment sale of an impressive Waterford City Georgian property, designed by the local, famed 18th century architect, ‘Honest John Roberts.’

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A good fit for investor

Recently vacated by clothes retailer Quills, nos 106/107 Patrick Street, Cork City, are selling for €1.95m.

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Water Wells: Facts and Fissures

Kya deLongchamps explores the depths of drilling water wells on your property.

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A chance to join high society

There is plenty of room to roam in this one-off home set high above Cork city, writes Tommy Barker.

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Overhaul means well-located city pad is as good as new

Dillons Cross home has been renovated to a high standard, and comes
with a new kitchen extension, writes Tommy Barker.

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Starter homes: Walk right in to Sallybrook

Elmgrove home has wonderful valley views, writes Tommy Barker.

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Starter homes: Cork City €130,000

Size: 54 sq m (580 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
BER Rating: F

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Lee Road, Cork €120,000

Size: 61 sq m (650 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
BER Rating: D1

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Tall semi is high-class

Maryborough, Cork, €385,000
Sq m 171 (1,850 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: B3

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Trading Up: Old Blackrock Road, Cork €250,000

Size: 78 sq m (840 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E1

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Trading Up: Douglas Road, Cork €285,000

Size: 110 sqm (1,190 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

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Trading Up: Knocknagree, Cork €280,000

Size: 214 (2,300 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: B

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Trading Up: Rathduff, Co Cork €350,000

Size: 196sq m (2,100sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3/4
BER Rating: D1

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House of the Week: Douglas, Cork €450,000

Douglas Road, Cork
€450,000
Sq m 168 (1,800 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: E1

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Plenty of potential in Kerry property

The level of interest for this farm at Leaha, Cordal, Castleisland, has been huge, says Joanne Fleming of Kerry-based, Fleming Auctioneers.

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176-acre farm in Blarney selling for €1.6m

Steady viewing and welcoming vendors have been the order of the day for the substantial, 176-acre Applebe farm at Dawstown, Blarney, which is probably best known as a one-time point-to-point racing location.

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Decision imminent on Stapleton House plan

Cork City Council should decide within weeks on a plan to allow a permitted retail scheme be changed to mainly office use.

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Most southerly pub floated on the market

A ferry business move from one far-flung island corner of Ireland to the other brings the country’s most southerly pub and restaurant up for sale, on a hugely-popular tourist island, with a €250,000 asking price.

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Kinsale cost is roundabout €3.5m

The Kinsale Road Business Park which is largely let, has a current rental income of €420,000, representing a c 11.5% net initial yield to investors.

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Cover story: Get an eyeful of Blind Harbour in West Cork

Union Hall, West Cork €795,000
Sq m: 172 (1,850 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: Pending

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Splendid views big attraction at ‘Tigh an Dauber’

Waterville, Kerry €350,000
Sq m: 205 (2,200 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5
BER rating: C3

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Lily pond home could be a nice pad

Charleville, Co Cork €190,000
Sq m: 185 (2,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

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House of the week: Wheatfields, Carrigaline €485,000

Sq m 299 (3,200 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5 Bathrooms: 5
BER Rating: Aiming for an A
Best Feature: Quality build and spec

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Trading up: Whitechurch, Co Cork €280,000

Size: 120 (1,300 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: E2

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Trading up: Crossbarry, Cork €690,000

Size: 367 sq m (3,950 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 6 Bedrooms: 6
BER Rating: C2

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €350,000

Size: 135 sq m (1,450sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D2

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Trading up: Schull, West Cork €290,000

Size: 261sq m (2,800 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 6
BER Rating: C2

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A trio of apartments in Owenahincha, West Cork, are on offer to owners/investors for €90,000, all-in

Starter homes: Owenahincha, West Cork €90,000 for three

Sq ft 2,500, 1,930
Bedrooms: 1/2 Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: C3/D1

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Starter homes: Castlepoint, Schull €220,000

Sq m 157 (1,680 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: D2

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Starter homes: Ballincollig, Cork €205,000

Size: 107 sq m (1,155 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D2

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Starter homes: Greenhills, Douglas €115,000

Size: 80 sq m (870 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: G

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Major port site sale

CORK harbour and port amenity with a deep water jetty at Marino Point is to be sold after a ‘Best Bids’ process in October, with a price expectation of up to €7m indicated.

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Asian food outlet thriving at pivotal city location

It’s fast food in more ways than one — Cork Asian street food company Ramen has opened its second Cork outlet at Dennehy’s Cross, doing a key restaurant unit deal with UK-based Comer brothers.

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Tuck into 250-seat capital restaurant

Following straight after the sale of Dublin’s The Marker Residences, with 84 apartments and six commercial units for over €50m for Brehon Capital Partners/Midwest Holdings, agents Savills bring an adjacent Grand Canal Square 250-seat restaurant for sale, guiding €3.5 million.

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170-bed Dublin city hotel plan rejected

An Bord Pleanála has rejected an application to build a new 170-bedroom hotel in Dublin city centre.

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Mouse House cottage near Kinsale dates to 1895 and is lovingly, cosily appointed within

Small and cute like a mouse

Belgooly, Cork €479,000
Sq m 116 (1,250 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: Pending
Best Feature: Far from mousey

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House of the week: Maryborough, Cork €630,000

Sqm, 235 (2,525 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4, plus attic Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2
Best Feature: Location and space

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Making waves on the coast: Goleen, West Cork €260,000

Sq m 196 (2,100 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: N/A
Best feature: Quality

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A home that grew with the family: Glounthaune, Cork €400,000

Sq m 224 (2,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Coachford, Lee Valley, Cork €395,000

Sq m: 293 (3,140 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 5 Bedrooms: 5
BER Rating: C1 

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Trading up: Maryborough, Cork €395,000

Sq m: 164 (1,765 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: D2

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €395,000

Sq m: 148 (1,600 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms :4
BER Rating: D1

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Trading up: Turners Cross, Cork €220,000

Sq m: 93 (1,010 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: G

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Starter home: Carrigaline, Cork €165,000

Sq m 100 (1,070 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C1

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Starter home: Ardmore, Waterford €100,000

Sqm 75 (802 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: N/A

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Choice Hotels is planning a six-figure investment in the Blarney Golf Resort.

Blarney gets Choice

IRISH hotel operating group Choice Hotels have taken over management of the Blarney Golf Resort, which was snapped up this year by Northern Ireland-based investor Tommy O’Gorman for c€2.5m, after seeing a c€40 investment in its initial resort and hotel development.

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The nine quality apartments in one block on Killarney's Countess Road, are being sold with a guide in excess of €600,000 already exceeded.

Quality Kerry spread

AS nine city apartments in one lot go ‘sale agreed’ for over €1m, via Downing Commercial in Cork’s Mahon, a Killarney offer — also of nine quality units — comes to tempt a wide range of investors.

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The profit-turning Castleknock Golf Course is expected to see turnover hit €2m in 2014, says Marcus Magnier of Colliers.

Castleknock offered at €2.5m

Dublin’s profit-making Castleknock Golf Course, on 125 acres by the capital, is being sold with a €2.5m price tag.

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Golf clubs urged get on course with family market

Municipal golf courses can cash in on the growing appeal of the sport among young people and families, according to management at one of Dublin’s most scenic venues.

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The former GB Services Group property at Cork's Doughcloyne Industrial Estate in Cork, was sold at private auction.

Detached building on an acre sells for €770,000

THE former GB Services Group property at Cork’s Doughcloyne Industrial Estate, has been sold for almost 50% over its guide, at a private auction.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about selling your house

Thinking of selling your house? This handy info-graphic will tell you what you need to know. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Tweet little house for sale

Ahakista, West Cork €1.2 million-plus
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2
Best Feature: Celebs come here to get away

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Sublime by the Suir

Marfield House sits on 390 acres and has planning for a golf course and hotel.

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House of the week: Bride Valley

It’s a case of ‘always the Bride valley, and never the Bride’ in the case of the setting of west Waterford’s winsome Brook Lodge.

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Starter homes: Rochestown, Cork €230,000

Sq m 102 (1,090 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C1

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Starter homes: Kinsale, Cork €190,000

Sq m 78 (835 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2/3 Bathrooms:
BER Rating: C1

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Starter homes: Ballycotton, Cork €220,000

Size: 136 sq m (1,450 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: C2

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Starter homes: Douglas, Cork €165,000 per unit

Size: 58-60 sq m (630 to650 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
BER Rating: C3

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Trading up: Aghabullogue, Cork €320,000

Sq m 277 (2,970 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: C1

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Trading up: Ballinhassig, Cork €350,000

Sq ft 1,850 plus 850 sq ft office
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: D2

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Trading up: Bantry, West Cork €215,000

Sq m 165 (1,750 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5
Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: D2

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Trading up: Ballinhassig, Cork €250,000

Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D1

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Nineteen retail and office units — for an average of €26,000 each — are for sale in a former Supervalu centre in Bandon (upper right of the picture). Picture: Denis Scannell

Property mix on acre

A former SuperValu shop, along with other shop units giving a total of 19 retail and office units, is now for sale — for an average of just €26,000 per unit.

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Auction of 20 lots a success

A 95% auction success rate was recorded at last week’s IAM Sold/Munster Property Auction sell-off of 20 lots, with all but one finding new owners, evidence of the strength of cash buying and investor interest.

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Site priced at €350,000 has planning for nine houses

A site with planning permission for nine detached houses, with existing houses developed by Fleming Construction, is being sold for €350,000, or under €40k a stand.

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Mixed site with planning

A site with full planning in place for an infill suburban scheme of two shops and three houses is for sale in Cork’s Ballintemple — where the Marquee series of music events finally wrap up this week.

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Planning Notes: Pharma plant seeks expansion approval

A major extension of facilities at a pharmaceutical plant near Cork harbour is the subject of a recent planning application.

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Lake House is a real slice of paradise

Caragh Lake, Kerry €1.25 million
Size: 250 sq m (2,700 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D1
Best Feature: Architecture and setting

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House of the week: Lisheen, Skibbereen €475,000

Size: Sq m 121 (1,300 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: C2
Best asset: Style with waterfrontage

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €345,000

Sq m: 139 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: C3

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Trading up: Glanmire, Co cork €270,000

Sq m: 120 (1,288 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: D1

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Trading up: Ballydehob, West Cork €245,000

Sq m: 170 (1,820 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: B3

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €375,000

Sq m: 153 (1,650 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: C3

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Trading up: Weavers Point, Cork €395,000

Size: Sq m 168 (1,800 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: F
Best feature: Commanding setting

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Starter homes: Killorglin, Co Kerry €199,000

Sq m: 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: D1

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Starter homes: Whitechurch, Cork €130,000

Sq m: 250 (2,700 sq ft proposed)
Bedrooms: 3/4 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: N/A

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Starter homes: Aherla, Cork €250,000

Sq m: Sq m 80 (860 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: E2

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Starter homes: Myrtleville, Cork €145,000

Size: Sq m 65 (700 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: D1

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Starter homes: Gardiners Hill, Cork €115,000

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

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Reconstructed home is neat as a pin and close to city centre

Property rises from ashes

Location: Cork City, €139,000
Size: 55 sq m (600 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: B2
Best feature: Good as new

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Bord Gáis Theatre takes centre stage

THE show must go on — and the venue must go.

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Good opportunity on town’s ‘golden mile’

A main street 8,000 sq ft property "in the heart of Munster, Charleville", is for sale for new uses, having previously served as a community centre, and before that, a school.

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Kent family are selling 390 acres for €8m

A Tipperary family, whose 1919-founded electrical business now employs 14,500 people in 30 countries, and which sold last month for $2bn, is selling a 390-acre Clonmel estate, seeking €8 million via Sherry FitzGerald’s country home division.

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Sailing centre on track to berth willing buyers

FIRST the train left the station, then the station left the town — so what’s now coming down the tracks for this Baltimore, West Cork, coastal property?

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