PROPERTY

Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €95,000

Tommy Barker surveys this four-acre farmhouse property, ideal for a modern ‘small holder’ with spaces for agriculture, studio or even lodgings.

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Plans lodged for more than 30 homes in Cork suburb

Plans for a development of more than 30 new homes in the southside suburbs of Cork have been lodged.

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Pub sales reflect boom time values

A further €1m-plus Cork city bar and nightclub sale has just concluded, with the Bowery on Tuckey Street selling off-market: it comes just as Wetherspoons are poised to reopen a premises now standing them a total investment of as much as €3.5m, a bar investment level seemingly back to boom time values.

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Warehouse clearance sale

A warehouse building with other potential higher-end uses in Cork city’s western suburbs, close to third-level college CIT, has had a price slash, so that now it can be bought for one third the cost of comparable construction.

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Midleton land packing potential

Lands on the Cork side of growth town Midleton, which are part of a larger landbank zoned for strategic future housing needs, are being sold at €25,000 an acre. 

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Auction action gathers pace as two agencies hammer on

Auction action is set to gather pace in the coming two months, with agents DNG Creedon in Cork city entering the process with two multi-lot auctions in September and October.

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Distillery could make a splash

Might the “water of life”, a new whiskey and spirits distillery and tourism attraction, be a new presence in the West Cork town of Clonakilty’s Waterfront development?

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VIDEO: Fall in love with the views and charm of this renovated cottage in Killarney

Trish Dromey reports on how the efforts by a Dublin woman, on a Kerry sabbatical, transformed an old cottage into a spectacular dwelling.

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Living well with fly-by wildlife in Rossmore, Clonakilty

A respect for the environment was second nature to a couple who enhanced this home, says Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Outer Douglas, Cork €750,000

There’s a move back to Irish shores from families who weathered the economic and employment storms abroad, in strong bases like London.

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Kenmare stages a comeback in the market

RECOVERY in the new homes market started in Irish cities more than a year ago; now, a Kenmare holiday home is also showing evidence of a pick-up in Kerry pace.

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Carrigaline home is more than accommodating

Originally a four bed home, this home has been extended so it has many rooms to spare, says Tommy Barker.

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Old in Edwardian style with new feel in Model Farm Road, Cork

THERE’S A solid, repro Edwardian look to the houses at Hill Farm, out at Cork’s Model Farm Road. Now, one of the earlier builds, No 6 which dates to 2002, has come for sale on mature gardens, facing Hill Farm’s big green space.

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Beautiful gardens and features in Georgian Waterford home

This Georgian residence in Co Waterford has much of its original plasterwork and features, says Trish Dromey.

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Spacious Emmerdale in Innishannon worth a viewing

Generously-proportioned rooms, manicured grounds and stunning views on offer, writes Laurie O’Flynn.

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Two-times a charm for buyers in Ovens, Cork

Tommy Barker finds two similar properties with similar prices to tempt both investors and owner-occupiers.

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Trading up: Ovens, Cork €390,000

Food can travel from farm to fork, or - in the case of this family home west of Cork City - from Ovens to Stanley range cooker.

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Trading up: South Douglas Road; €335,000

The same family has been in ownership of 1 Rathmore Lawn for the past half a century and more, and in fact it was given to them by its builder — it was a family job, home for a favoured daughter, who went on to rear her own family here.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €280,000

After a long wait, new homes are being built in Cork’s Glanmire, with four-beds priced at €275,000 to €375,000 for semis and detacheds (see advert page 7).

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Trading up: Killarney, Kerry €25,000

The owners of this Killarney property liked the lake views so much that they built their home with a large balcony and a first floor sitting room in order to appreciate them to the fullest.

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Starter home: Frankfield, Cork €240,000

When first built, No 14 Ardfield View was a showhouse for this Fleming Construction development, and now that’s best recalled by the site it came with, and the amount of landscaping that has gone into it.

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Starter home: South Douglas Road, Cork €149,000

Back when Sun View and Líos na Gréine were built, the setting off the south Douglas Road was next to Cork city’s landfill site.

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Starter home: Passage West, €100,000

Tommy Barker looks at a recently refurbished three-storey townhouse, close to amenities with all the virtues of coastal living.

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Starter home: Main St, Millstreet, Co Cork, €60,000

Former paper shop could be headline buy, writes Tommy Barker.

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Allsops could trade €60m

A Limerick asset management opportunity guiding €2.1/2.3 million, as well as 11 Waterford apartments for €560/600,000, are among the stronger Munster commercial offers in next month’s combined Allsop auction.

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Derrynane Hotel has sale agreed

An end-of-summer ‘Sale Agreed’ has been posted up on the Ring of Kerry’s jewel-set Derrynane Hotel, which went to the open market in May.

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Much-loved home at Cork city’s ‘Allihies’

Southerly aspect , city location, with period interiors and long gardens, No 3 Lower Janemount packs a personality punch, says Tommy Barker. 

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House of the week: Gardiners Hill, Cork City €295,000

THE pleasures of 1 Glencrea far outweigh any perceived small drawbacks — on charm grounds alone, this Gardiner’s Hill house is off to a good start.

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Rose Week sees viewing action at Tralee’s Schoolfield

It’s “a Tralee Rose, the pick of the bunch,” says estate agent Ger Carmody about this well-put together, all-singing, all-dancing Kerry home - and, as a former Rose of Tralee escort himself, he’s entitled to the assessment.

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Eyeing up the potential in Ramparts, Kinsale

An Carraig in Kinsale has spectacular views, and dramatic plans to enhance the house, writes Tommy Barker.

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