PROPERTY

Two semis near Douglas village similar, but different thanks to old extension

Tommy Barker sizes up two semis of differing sizes in the same location near Douglas village.

 

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Bantry’s Golden Mile is a piece of heaven on mild Atlantic Way

Tommy Barker finds that New England style, sea views and a gourmet food shop next door make for a great blend on Bantry’s Golden Mile.

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Red-bricked Woodland just a short drive back to the city

Tommy Barker makes tracks to a home off Cork’s strategic north ring road at Silversprings.

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Bring buckets, spade and cash to Sheep’s Cove

Trish Dromey dips a toe in a hidden cove and coastal offer with planning for a bigger three bed build.

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Trading up: Fountainstown, Cork €280,000

A turning tide of market confidence could see a rebuild, or even one, two or three new homes, on the grounds of this seaside older-style bungalow called Chusan, a stone’s skip from the Ferry Road at Fountainstown.

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Living the green life near Dungourney

Trish Dromey reports on a home which was designed by an holistic architect to be environmentally sensitive.

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Touch of inspiration at  Oakwood Manor in Kenmare

Trish Dromey says there is plenty of overseas interest in a property that has had benefit of an interior designer.

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House of the Week: Carrigrohane, Cork, €425,000

BACK a few decades ago, when the mansard-roofed detached dormer Springmount was first built, it might have seemed a bit ‘out in the sticks’. But, now — while it is still reached just after a charming rustic chicane bend in the road by Carrigrohane’s Rocklodge — it seems as if many metaphorical roads are leading towards it.

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Starter home: Cork City, €185,000

Tommy Barker views a city villa home with due respect for its past.

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Starter home: Crosshaven, Cork Harbour; €155,000

They are not just driving the 16 miles to Crosshaven from Cork city — they are also walking in off their yachts, from as far away as Carlingford Lough, to throw an eye over 6, The Orchard.

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Starter home: Rochestown, Cork, €235,000

A wedge-shaped, sort of corner site, gives a bit more space for any future extension or side add-on at well-kept three-bed semi-d at 61 The Grove.

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Starter home: Ballyvolane, Cork City, €247,500

There is plenty of room for expansion with this corner-sited family home in the northside suburb of Ballyvolane in Cork city, says Tommy Barker .

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Signs of city core recovery

TWO key moves this week may put Cork city on the investor and retail radar, as the city centre inches back from the slack years of recession.

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House of the week: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €175,000

It’s 20 years this month since Ballycotton in East Cork was in utter upheaval, during the filming of the Hollywood movie Divine Rapture, starring Marlon Brando, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, Debra Winger and Angeline Ball. 

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Number 43, Ballinlough, corners a nice market niche

Corner-set 43 Somerton Park has been renovated, but not extended, to a high standard. It’s got wide appeal, reckons Tommy Barker.

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Sunny Dún an Óir sits above coastal glories in West Cork

There’s a lovely, aloof setting, high above the beach and dunes and developed strip of Owenahincha, at Dún an Óir, Gortnagrenane.

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Mallow home is in a gated community and sits on a 0.7 acre site

This 4,600 sq ft home in a gated community in Mallow is also on a large site of 0.7 acres, says Tommy Barker.

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Fisherman’s cottage in Waterford is alluring

Marston Cottage is a real catch for anyone interested in angling holidays as Trish Dromey describes.

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A rare Georgian beauty in East Ferry, Cork

Kya deLongchamps loses her head and much of her heart in the accrued history, and charm of Rathcoursey.

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Hard work already done in Glanmire cottage

As Tommy Barker discovers, from humble beginnings, a one-time modest hillside cottage above Glanmire is now something way more spectacular.

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Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €575,000

Almost an oddity in its location, and a rarity too, is the triangular-shaped Loreto House, off Cork city’s Magazine Road.

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Co Cork €420,000

The development of Cork’s industrial and employment base from the 1960s saw lots of ‘blow-ins’ decide to settle or build houses along the shoulders of hills east of Cork City, from Tivoli down towards Glounthaune and beyond.

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill, Douglas, €350,000

A great double site is a bonus with this adaptable bungalow home, with its double-digit address, in Cork’s outer suburban Maryborough Hill, above Douglas.

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Trading up: Ardbrack Heights, Kinsale €300,000

THERE aren’t too many places in Cork where a one-bed apartment is priced at €300,000 - but, a spot like Ardbrack Heights in Kinsale is one of a very few such exclusive settings.

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Starter home: Bandon, West Cork €205,000

There’s an impressive B1 level BER with the new-build home 2 The Green, right by a green on Chapel Street in the West Cork town of Bandon.

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Starter home: Ballyphehane, Cork €185,000

This city dwelling is back on the market as a far fresher proposition than it was four years ago and at a reasonable price, writes Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Castlecove, Co Kerry €155,000

Fairy Field near Castlecove on the ring of Kerry is an old world cottage with quite a captivating name.

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Starter home: Ballinascarthy, West Cork €90,000

Charming two-bed is just the ticket for first-timers, writes Trish Dromey.

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