COVER STORY

Three houses and special gardens at West Cork seaside spread

Our family were probably the first tourists in Baltimore,” quips Stuart Musgrave, as he prepares to sell his family’s current base on Cove Road in this appealing West Cork village, known far and wide, and over the seas, for its tourism, sailing, ferries and fishing.

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Grand, Victorian Woodville House is on the Blackwater and has eleven peaceful acres

WITH the daffodils just popping up now among the anemones and snowdrops in its front drive, and under old chestnut trees, Woodville House is a River Blackwater treasure, and an early-season Munster market arrival.

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High mews prices reflect the spec - and the cachet of Dublin’s resurgent Ballsbridge

Thursday of last week, a gathering of building surveyors, QSs and estate agents in their professional body the SCSI heard that their attendance - of 1,250 diners- for a black-tie function was “a very good barometer of the growing confidence in the economy and our industry.”

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Early 1980s-built Glounthaune property has an inverted floor plan

Set on the hills above Cork’s Glounthaune village, Glenacre is a perfect property for a buyer seeking to move up the property market.

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A spectacular home designed — and built — by the occupants

IT’S ALWAYS good for any architect to win an award, but the Best Emerging Practice Award recently given to Co Limerick-based Liston Architecture is particularly sweet. 

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Ilen bank property: Cape Cod meets Cape Clear in West Cork

Tommy Barker visits Ilen River bank home of departing banker, AIB’s Chief Executive David Duffy, after its latest €1m-plus drop.

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Just what the patients wanted at the Mercy Hospital, Cork

Carol O’Callaghan visits the new family room at the Mercy University Hospital’s Children’s Leukaemia Unit.

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City life goes up a notch or two in Montenotte, Cork

 

Tommy Barker finds period features intact in a property which housed just four families over two centuries.

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Thatch-topped rural hideaway in Conna, Co Cork

With similar winsome references to the 300-year-old cottage it replaced, this millennium-built recreation on two acres in East Cork marries the old with the new with a host of modern features and four en-suite bedrooms, writes Tommy Barker.

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Tipperary eco-home build has a new rhythm of life in Cloughjordan

Oliver Moore completes the story of his self-build in the mould-breaking village of Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, where the emphasis is on community and sustainability.

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Cloyne Cork house sale has garden attractions

A recent price drop comes with distinctive Belmont House on two and a half acres, says <B>Trish Dromey.</b>

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A sound trading up option in Cork’s Waterfall

<B>Tommy Barker </b>says buyers get a second chance to get into Waterfall estate west of Cork city suburbs.

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Repairing homes after fires can be a burning topic

Once the fire brigade intervenes, a house can be left with water as well as smoke damage, says <B>Caroline Delaney.</b>

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