PROPERTY

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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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €465,000

No 33 Chestnut Meadows is not only one of the larger house types in this popular, trading-up Glanmire development, it’s also on possibly one of the very largest sites within it.

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Trading up: Boreenmanna Road €295,000

You’d be hard pushed to find a quieter, off-road setting and suntrap suburban back garden than Mindzenty, named after a persecuted Hungarian Cardinal.

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House of the week: Heatherfield, Waterfall, Cork €645,000

Since the 60-or-so large, detached houses at Heatherfield were built 12 years ago, they’ve sort-of been price barometers of upmarket housing in the greater Cork area, going up to near €1m in value by market peak, and down into the €400,000s during the slump.

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Reports show recovery in residential property and investment markets

Recovery in both the residential property and investment markets is validated with two recent reports. The IPD/SCSI analysis shows Irish returns continuing to set international headlines, with investor activity moving to provincial Irish cities, with a strong rebound in Cork City’s retail performance in particular noted.

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Residential development perfectly poised between gourmet capital Kinsale and Cork

A part-completed residential development between Cork Airport and Business Park and Kinsale, in Riverstick village with nine townhouses and one apartment is being offered for receiver Ken Fennell of Deloitte, at €650,000.

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This is the kind of hideaway most of us can only dream of having

Distil Kerry down to its essence and to my mind, you find it in the hedgerows — the brilliant orange of montbretia, the balletic beauty of purple-red fuchsia, the delicacy of pale pink dog roses.

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House of the week: Leap, West Cork €545,000

This restored farmhouse called Providence Manor, is according to local legend, one of the West Cork safe houses where Michael Collins found shelter during the war of Independence.

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Seaside home in scenic East Cork is full of great features

 

It took a family team to put together a home full of great features such as a deck that’s like an outdoor living room, says Catherine Shanahan.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Co Cork €525,000

A five minute walk to CUH and with Spioraid Naomh Secondary school a few minutes away, this is the perfect triangular location for buyers.

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Trading up: Carrigaline, Co Cork €465,000

Scenic views of the Owenabue River come as an added extra with this spacious five bed detached house at 16 the Estuary in Carrigaline. 

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Trading up: Maretimo, Model Farm Road, €395,000

Finding a small house on a big plot on the Model Farm Road will be manna from heaven for some — this is prime hunting ground and it should draw in the doer-upper-do-it-bigger brigade and even the smash-and-developers.

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Trading up: Blackrock, Cork City, €380,000

Spacious four/five bed semis with a guide of less than €400,000 are quite a rarity on the Blackrock Road in Cork. 

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Starter home: Beaumont, Cork €220,000

Trish Dromey takes a look inside a prettily preserve 1900s cottage. 

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Starter home: Youghal, Co Cork €180,000

Renovated victorian property has great sea views, reports Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Dillon’s Cross, Cork €90,000

This terraced cottage at 109 Dillon’s Cross may could possibly be both the most affordable and the smallest property on the market in the Cork city area. 

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WATCH: Rediscover a finely restored coach house in Fermoy, Cork

Kya deLongchamps visits a secret gem in Fermoy Co Cork, which lay hidden under brambles until found and sensitively brought back to life.

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Gallery: 180-degree ocean views at Kinsale home on 8 acres, on market for €1.25m

Tommy Barker says you won’t take your eyes off the view, nor your toe out of the swimming pool, at this great home.

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