PROPERTY

Appetites whetted for Fountainstown home by the sea

This Stand Road home by Fountainstown beach is a commutable, full-time home option, says Tommy Barker.

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Glasswork and chandeliers abound in Kilmeaden bungalow

With what seems like as many seats within and without as a newly reconfigured Dáil might have, this four-bed bungalow with views over Waterford’s Knockaderry Lake and the countryside around Kilmeaden is described as well laid out, with “accommodation of the highest standard and the decor tasteful and cheerful.”

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Extended upwards and outwards at 57 Killreendowney Avenue, Ballyphehane

There’s a surprising amount of space on offer in this two bedroomed terraced property.

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Starter Home: Wilton, Cork, €135,000

Affordable for Wilton is this one bed apartment at 38 The Maples, Wentworth Gardens, guiding at €135,000.

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Close to shops, pubs and coffee bars, 1 St Johns Mews has central perks

Trish Dromey reports on a three bed, three-storey property in Cork city centre which is attracting bids from first-timers and investors alike.

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Trading Up: Mount Oval, Rochestown, €480,000

There are houses of all sizes and price in the O’Flynn Construction Clarkes Wood section of their large, and well-bedded down, Mount Oval development in Cork’s Rochestown.

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Trading Up: Bealad West, Clonakilty,€395,000

There are a host of attractions to this West Cork home called Pilgrims Rest, on 3.5 acres: they include a period home look on the outside that has a sort of presbytery or rectory appearance, a smart interior mixing classic with contemporary, a kitchen in a bold green hue on the walls with slick cabinetry and units, and a good plumbing provision, with two of its four bedrooms en suite.

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Secret Garden in valley of Gleninchaquin is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets

Secret Garden is a family-owned stone cottage right next to a beautiful park on the Beara Peninsula, says Trish Dromey.

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Trading Up: South Douglas Road, €225,000

APARTMENT building and living is going to be an increasing feature in the Irish residential market, a CIF builders’ conference was told this week, with cost of construction viability only just returning to the apartment market as prices and rents continue to rise, and future new blocks will generally be sold as multiples of units, than singly, to individual buyers, it was suggested.

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House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €675,000

THE owners of this aptly-named one-off home called Woodview, or 25A, in the long matured Rochestown Rise development in Cork, barely needed the Grand Stand view they had of its construction, as they lived next door and were building anew last year in their former back garden.

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Trading Up: Tower/Blarney, Cork, €360,000

SET on a south-facing slope between Tower and Blarney, a short spin out of Cork city and a 15-minute commute back to Apple HQ with its thousands of jobs, is Shournagh Drive, named after a local river, and where the detached number 13 is now for sale.

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Ballincollig site cleared for flight

A significant CIF briefing in Cork today will address the issue of economics and viability of new house building in current market conditions and at today’s residential values — and, ironically, today is also when marketing starts on a top location site for upmarket new builds on Cork’s western fringes, between the affluent western suburbs and employment hot-spot Ballincollig.

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Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney is a Victorian crown jewel

LIKELY to be chased as a trophy Killarney purchase, as either a hotel with further potential, or as an extraordinary private residence once more, is the 38-bedroomed Victorian timepiece Cahernane House Hotel, on the Muckross Road in Killarney.

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Control House in Shanbally is perfectly positioned

Timing, they say, is everything — and, the timing looks right for the proposed sale of a corporate HQ-type property by Cork’s evolving harbour and port facility near Ringaskiddy.

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Planning notes: Gresham Metropole refused permission to develop parking facility

A Cork city centre hotel has been refused permission to develop parking at a former car showroom near its rear entrance.

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Under the hammer: Retail opportunity in ‘Clon’ comes with dual street access

A West Cork retail investment, previously occupied by a pharmacy has been put up for sale, with dual street access, in the heart of Clonakilty town.

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Quality holding on central Déise site

Location is everything — whether it’s a house or a farm and a 41.7-acre holding that’s fresh to the market on the outskirts of Waterford City is a property that certainly ticks that box, as well as a number of others, according to selling agent Kevin Mahony Auctioneer of Butlerstown, Waterford.

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Keen interest in idyllic Sheep’s Head 33 acres

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula might not have the same profile as the Beara Peninsula or the Ring of Kerry, but it’s a stunning piece of the country that has an island-like existence — sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean like a microcosm of all that’s best about the coastal beauty of Ireland.

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Separate the wheat from the chaff with this Carrigaline, Cork property

Tommy Barker says 38, Wheatfields in Carrigaline is unexpectedly back on the market and there have already been several swift viewings.

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Vivacious home with vivid colouring at Friars Walk, Cork

Trish Dromey reports on a Cork city home that has been tastefully reworked, renovated and refreshed.

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Plunge into luxury at Killaloe, Co Clare

With a hot tub, sauna, and Shannon views, Cloonfadda has a high level of creature comfort, says Trish Dromey. 

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Two up, three down at No2 The Square, Ballincollig

Tommy Barker visits a contemporary townhouse complete with basement in the heart of Ballincollig.

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Enjoy in the suburbs at The Rise, Bishopstown

It turns out the family living at 6 The Rise in Cork’s western suburbs have only been passing through; but, what they are selling now is a far cry from what they bought five years ago.

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River views at sizeable seaside Youghal, Co Cork home

A BALCONY with views of the River Blackwater, a good address and generous sized accommodation were enough to secure a very early bid for this detached house on Quarry Road in Youghal.

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Cork's Pic du Jer back in vogue thanks to great location

THERE’S been a steady run of sales in Cork’s unusually named Pic du Jer, a network estate of semi-ds built in the mid 1900s in Ballinlough: it’s called after a high, 1,000m peak called Pic du Jer on the edge of Lourdes in France, which can be summited by a 100 year old funicular rail carriage.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork, €165,000

A two-month makeover has transformed No 3 into an affordable, comfortable home close to Blackrock village, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Ballinlough, Cork, €159,000

Although in need of TLC, 3 South View in Ballinlough will attract interest from investors and FTBs.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €245,000

No 5 the Avenue, Coolroe Heights, in Ballincollig meets many of the requirements of a good starter.

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Trading up: Rosscarbery, Cork, €229,000

A good bit of cheerful modernising has gone into the home upgrades at Sea Heights, Ahaglaslin, a four-bed detached bungalow on an elevated site above Owenahincha, near Rosscarbery in west Cork.

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House of the week: Waterfall, Co Cork, €650,000/€670,000

WITH more than 100 names down for chances to buy again, and at long last, at one of Munster’s very best developments where the two former showhouses went on first view on Tuesday, set to sell within days, it really will be a case of all’s well not ending well for most hopefuls at Earls Well.

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