PROPERTY

WATCH: This spectacular cottage is an architectural addition to the West Waterford landscape

TIMING is everything, they say, and for West Waterford and the Dungarvan/Clonea area, lots of planets are aligning and crossing paths to give it a deserved place in the sun.

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House of the week: Menloe, Blackrock, Cork €440,000

IN PROPERTY sales, quick results most readily come from a top location, a top address or simply a covetable home, in tip-top order. 

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Newly-renovated cottage with two holiday lets has magnificent views along the Atlantic coast

A renovated stone cottage and its two tiny satellites overlooking the Atlantic is like a mini holiday village, says Trish Dromey.

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West Cork chalet in funky hideaway on market for €150,000

Tommy Barker considers life in the sloe lane in this funky hideaway situated between Rosscarbery and Clonakilty.

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This historic 18th century villa in Macroom is a potentially wonderful family home

The War of Independence is but one episode seen by this historic 18th century home, writes Tommy Barker.

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Modern Glanmire family home is much more than you bargained for

Tommy Barker looks at a house in Glanmire with plenty of options.

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Three-storey Passage West house is in showhome condition

Tommy Barker views a high-spec upgrade.

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Upmarket farm home with humble roots in West Cork

Tommy Barker looks forward to the new RTÉ TV series telling the stories of people trying to purchase a home.

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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €645,000

Very high specifications across a large and accommodating home is the promise at Caledonia, a detached 4,800 sq ft family home at Ballyshoneen, Waterfall, about five miles from Bishopstown and 3.5 miles from Waterfall itself, just west of Cork city.

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Trading up: Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork €450,000

The name of this pleasant-looking, compact three-bed cottage on Cork’s Rossa Avenue may be ominous: it’s called Wayside, and that’s exactly what it may fall by, the wayside, as its site, so close to the third level campus of CIT is just covetable and, indeed valuable.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Douglas, Cork €369,000

It’s the one and only — no, not an Olympic winner, but the only four-bed home currently on offer in Cork’s Frankfield suburb, above Douglas. 

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Trading up: Rosscarbery, West Cork €254,000

The name’s apt: this Rosscarbery region home called Seacliff is high above cliffs and sea, with views spanning Galley Head, beaches and rock-strewn shoreline.

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Starter home: St Luke’s, Cork City €245,000

Trish Dromey says a terraced home is set to get quite a bit of interest.

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Starter home: Whitegate, East Cork €215,000

With stone frontage and old-style window quoins, Apple Tree Cottage in East Cork really stands out from the crowd, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork €175,000

As a step onto the property ladder, this two-bed apartment at 38 Manor Avenue, Maryborough Ridge, in Douglas could be comfortable and stylish.

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A good time to buy on Cork's historic South Mall, says agent purchaser

An estate agency firm established 10 years ago has bought an historic, South Mall building in the heart of Cork’s Central Business District for its own office use, and as a part-investment on its upper floors.

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Whale-tail sculpture makes mark in Clonakilty

The iconic copper whale-tail sculpture at the Waterfront development in Clonakilty, West Cork, is to be drafted in as the logo for a new distillery and major town-centre investment.

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Restored ruin right on river on the Dingle Peninsula

No expense was spared to revitalise this old farmhouse in a picturesque location, says Trish Dromey.    

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A touch of art class in Ballincollig

You can tell this expertly done-up house in county Cork is the home of a serial renovator with a fine eye for design, writes Rose Martin.

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Colour reigns at stylish No 63 in Cois Chuain, Glounthaune

Tommy Barker tots up the quirkily numbered steps to No 63 Cois Chuain, and finds further design delights within.    

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Country cool with style in Glentane, Midleton

 This modern country bungalow comes with paddocks and an orchard, says Tommy Barker.  

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Old-world elegance in Cork’s St Lukes

Catherine Shanahan admires a period home in a well-serviced area that’s only minutes from Cork centre.

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Life down on Lough Hyne

Tommy Barker visits a hideaway nestled above the unique Lough Hyne marine reserve near Baltimore.

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Fine East Ferry home with views to match

Tommy Barker tells of a prime home location.

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Picture perfect Courtmacsherry home

Trish Dromey says Courtmacsherry home is ideal for buyers looking for a permanent or a holiday residence. 

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Starter home: Skibbereen, West Cork €220,000

Interest in this property is coming from people who, like the Irons family at Kilcoe Castle, want views across Roaring Water Bay, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork €240,000

Trish Dromey looks at a highly desirable home with a top-class finish.  

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Starter home: Sunday’s Well Road, Cork €150,000-plus

Bidding on this three-bed townhouse at 2 River Lane, off Sunday’s Well Road has been brisk and has already gone €21,000 above the asking price of €150,000, via agent John Wiseman of DNG Murphy Condon.

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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €395,000

Now just over 40 years of age, this detached home called Whitethorn’s due a makeover.

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Trading up: Midleton, Cork €290,000

Thanks to a makeover six years ago, the three-bed detached bungalow 27 Laurel Court is a pitch-perfect home for a range of new owners, from first-time buyers, to young families and right up to traders in and traders down.

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