PROPERTY

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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Take your pick from two lots of apartments

APARTMENTS built by Howard Holdings are being offered for sale for receivers KPMG, in two lots, in Cork City centre, and in outer suburban Rochestown.

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Extension at Bon Secours granted

The proposed extension of facilities at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork city has been approved.

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Cover story: Angler’s paradise: And the house is quite a catch too

Waterloo, Blarney, Cork €395,000
Size: 196 (2,100 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: C3

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House of the week: Co Waterford

Size: 334 sq m (3568 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5
BER rating: Exempt
Best asset: Graciousness

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Kingston Hall chock full of charm

Mitchelstown, Co Cork €265,000
Size: 288 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6/7 Bathrooms: 4

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A Wyndham wonder in Ballincollig

Ballincollig, Cork €385,000
Size: 233 sq m (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: D
Best feature: Size and location

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Piece of (un)real estate at Slea Head

Slea Head, Kerry €395,000
Size: Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: Yes

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A blast from the past

Turners Cross, Cork €220,000
Size: Sq m 102 (1,100 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1+1
BER rating: E2

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Starer homes: Blackrock, Cork €150,000

Size: Sq m 53 (580 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

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Starter homes: Donnybrook, Cork €195,000

Size: Sq m 102 (1,100 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: C2

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Starter homes: Blarney Street, Cork €no reserve

Sq m: 106 (1,150 Sq. ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: F

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Trading up: Co Waterford €295,000

Sq m: 167 (1,800 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: B2

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Trading up: Curraheen Road, Cork €250,000

Sq m: 115(1,240 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

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Trading up: Boreenmanna Road Cork €465,000

Sq m: 210 (2,250 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D1

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Trading up: Ballyvolane, Cork €295,000

Sq m: 222 (2,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4/5
BER rating: B2

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Rocketman lands in space

The Rocketman has come back to earth — but will continue to do the satellite orbits of farmers markets, along Cork’s Ring Road.

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It stacks up: Brewery works hinge on flood relief plan

The historic old brewery site in the middle of Clonakilty could be redeveloped into an artisan food and drink centre — but only if flood relief works are carried out to protect it.

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They’re lovin’ it

There was strong interest in this Winthrop Street property, leased by McDonald’s, which was bought by over €4 million by a private investor.

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€1.7bn invested in real estate in Ireland this year

A total of €1.7bn in capital has been invested in Irish real estate this year, including direct investment of €800m.

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Giant British pub chain plans Cork city move

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has outlined its plan to open a bar in one of Cork city centre’s busiest areas.

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Bespoke rural retreat is a hand crafted haven

Ballydehob, West Cork €340,000
Size: Sq m 168 (1,800 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Best Feature: Lovingly crafted

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Home rich in heritage

Ballinhassig, Cork €650,000
Size: Sq m 370 (4,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
BER Rating: C2
Best asset: History made homely

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House of the week: Aghada, Cork Harbour €395,000

Size: Sq m 233 (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: D2
Best asset: Architectural flair

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €550,000

Sq m: 217 (2,340 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: C2

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Trading up: Clonakilty, West Cork €495,000

Sq m: 240 (2,590 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3/4
Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: D1

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Trading up: Glyntown, Glanmire €399,000

Sq m: 177 (1,900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: N/A

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Trading up: Carrigaline, Cork €495,000

Sq m: 233 (2,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5
Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: C1

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Starter homes: Rosscarbery, West Cork €140,000

Sq m: 84 (900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: E1

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Starter homes: Clonakilty, West Cork €200,000/220,000

Size: Sq m 100/110
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: D2/E2

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Starter homes: Ballinlough, Cork €290,000

Size: Sq m 101 (1,085 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D2

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Starter homes: Boreenmanna Road, Cork €180,000

Sq m: 76 (820 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

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I Am Sold out for second auction

There’s a whole range of affordable Limerick, Cork, and Kerry homes coming up for sale in two weeks time, via the I Am Sold/Munster Property Auction method.

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Coast is clear to buy Clare hotel or Burren lodge

Two Co Clare tourism ventures come to market this week, one a 22-bed hotel in Liscannor, the other a walking lodge in Ballyvaughan, the Burren — due for auction.

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€123m capital package

As the sell-off of a portfolio of three Irish shopping centres in Cork, Clonmel and Balbriggan moves to a second round, with three bidders reportedly all over €135 million, a second very sizeable portfolio of Dublin shops and offices comes for sale this week, guiding €123m.

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Talbot Group on a roll

The recent buyers of Oriel House Hotel and the Midleton Park Hotel, the Talbot Group, are on a roll — they’ve just bought a leisure complex in Carlow.

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English Market stall is a tasty buy

The Queen of England was among the more familiar faces to pass by Stall 42, in Cork’s English Market, in 2011 — but famously she got waylaid in conversation with fishmonger Pat O’Connell.

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Baltimore at your convenience

WEST Cork tourist harbour village, Baltimore, last weekend hosted the Pirate Festival to commemorate the sacking of Baltimore in 1631 — and now there’s a chance to ‘plunder’ a lot of retail trade in the bustling summer resort.

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Beside the seaside ...

WITH a sale just agreed on a Kinsale apartment investment that had a €465,000 price and which attracted 30 inquiries and ten bidders, agents Savills can expect a similar level of interest in a prime quayside site in the same seaside tourist town.

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Board approves college use of former convent

Cork City Council has approved the use of a former hospital as a third-level college.

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House of the week: Beauty, charm and joy at Ellerslie

Location: Douglas, Cork €2.75million
Size: Sq m 315 (3,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7
BER rating: C1
Best feature: Painstaking restoration

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Mill conversion sees the light for 21st century

Location: Dromore, Bantry €1.25 million
Size: 400 (4,300 sq ft) +cottage
Bedrooms: 6+2 Bathrooms: 5+1
BER rating: C1
Best Feature: Stunning interior

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €695,000

Size: Sq m 265 (2,850 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: C2
Best asset: Generous home/ site

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Trading up: Monkstown, Cork €475,000

Sq m: 247 (2,650 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: G

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Trading up: Mayfield, Cork €259,000

Sq m: 168 (1,800 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3/4
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D1

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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €435,000

Sq m: 93 (1,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
BER rating: G

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Trading up: St Lukes Cross, Cork €350,000

Sq m: 212 (2,290 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 1
BER rating: G

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Trading up: Maryborough, Cork €350,000

Sq m: 112 (1,200 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D2

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Cork €595,000

Size: Sq m 390 (4,200 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6
BER rating: B2

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Starter homes: High Street, Cork city €150,000

Size: Sq m 83 (900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2
BER rating: C2

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Starter homes: Blackrock Road, Cork €149,000

Sq m: 70 (750 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: N/A

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Starter homes: Well Road, Cork €255,000

Size: Sq m 116 (1,250 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: D2

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Starter homes: Killarney, Kerry €1.2m

Size: Sq m 372 (4,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6
BER rating: Pending

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