COVER STORY

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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Coastal location and luscious lawns at much-loved Lisheen House in Cork

Tommy Barker reports on an exceptional harbourside home, in impeccable order inside and out.

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A stretch of extravagance at Willowbank in Rochestown, Cork

Willowbank is new to market this weekend and holds its own against its neighbours, writes Tommy Barker.

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VIDEO: Refurbished Victorian home in Glanmire, Cork a precious gem

Tommy Barker finds that Glanmire Rectory fits the ‘one of the best in town’ bill as demand for high-end homes makes a remarkable recovery.

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Period charm meets river view off the Lee Road in Cork

A sun-washed viewing terrace is the opener to country house style off Cork’s Lee Road. Rose Martin reports.

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Co Kerry woodland haven is an art house hideaway

Tommy Barker enjoys the aspect of this one-off woodland haven on Caragh Lake in Kerry, a perfect find for a painter, potter or poet.

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VIDEO: Gold standards at former Lord Mayor’s Rochestown home

Tommy Barker says the home of a former Cork Lord Mayor has had second, caring and improving owners.

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It’s Georgian on the mind in Blackrock Road home

Tommy Barker revisits ‘Arundel’ 10 years since it was last on the market and witnesses an utter transformation.

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Magnificent craftsmanship at Maryborough Hill home in Cork

Tommy Barker says when it comes to quality, Kendal ticks all the boxes for master-craftsmanship.

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Woodhill House is like the throne of merchant princes

WOODHILL HOUSE, and its wooded grounds a couple of miles from Cork city at Tivoli, is steeped in Irish and local Munster mercantile, artistic and political history, over several centuries.

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High tech and high spec property in Crossbarry, Cork

This deceptive country dormer belies its technological underpinnings and fittings, writes Tommy Barker.

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High end Cork Harbour home will steal your heart away

Tommy Barker says this is one of the very few woodland sites where development has been allowed in the greater Cork area.

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Millionaire pad in West Cork makes its mark

Former West Cork residence of Anthony O’Reilly overlooking Glandore is on the money, says Tommy Barker.

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Stellar space in this 1950s Douglas home

This suburban 1950s home has almost doubled its original size in a magical makeover says Tommy Barker.

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Excellence paired with exclusivity in Douglas, Cork

Trish Dromey says a rare opportunity for a superb family home has come to the market outside Douglas in Cork, with woodland to the rear.

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Reach for the heady heights in Aghada, East Cork

This spectacular one-off family home stretches to 5,000 sq ft of expertly designed accommodation with no expense spared, says Tommy Barker.

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Ovens family home has got all the bare necessities

Tommy Barker says this exceptional family home has been seasonally set up to show it off at its very best.

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Plain sailing with ship-shape beauty at Tanglewood in Currabinny

Inspired by the sea, stunning Tanglewood is a perfect place to drop anchor, says Tommy Barker.

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Fairy Valley in Durrus, West Cork €1.2m

The 84-acre Fairy Valley has two modern houses, farm land, ponds and Dunmanus Bay views, says Tommy Barker.

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Youghal ready for a nice seachange?

 

This 1860s hospitable family home on the Front Strand at the seaside resort has been given purposeful new life, says Tommy Barker.

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Mediterranean flavours beckon in St Luke’s Cross, Cork

There’s a touch of the exotic to this 1850 sunny property in St Luke’s Cross, writes Tommy Barker.

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Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas is back in the race

Tommy Barker says the big money is on Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas.

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Converted old coach house in Carrigaline is a gem

Elaborate, underfoot tile mosaic is composed of marble and polished agate in colourful, 1,700 sq ft stone building, says Tommy Barker.

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Style, substance and lots of space in Glanmire’s Crawford Manor

With plenty of space on three levels, and plenty of bedrooms, No 5, Crawford Manor, is a well-laid-out family home almost with rooms to spare, says Tommy Barker.

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Cobh Harbour vistas bring prospects to light

 

An 1850s family home overlooking the water is in need of a thorough renovation to restore it to its original glory, writes Tommy Barker.

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There’s a healing feeling in Saob Orchard near Killarney

IF HOUSES were capable of feelings, Saob’s Orchard near Killarney would probable be Zen-like and very calm.

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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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