HOUSE OF THE WEEK

House of the week: Maryborough Hill, Cork €580,000

THE GARDENS are just coming into their own at Kingscourt, a detached bungalow amid the blossoms, on a fabulous acre along Cork’s Maryborough Hill, beyond Douglas.

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House of the week: Myrtleville, Cork, €350,000

The setting, the sea, the sunny aspect, the swimming holes beneath the sloping terraced grounds - just some of the features that combine to make Ceann Mhara a very special buy.

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House of the week: Monkstown, Cork €360,000

The Vesey, or DeVesci, family owned estates of many thousands of acres in Irish counties, from Cork to Laois (where they had over 15,000 acres), and back in the 1800s they owned a swathe of land in Cork’s harbour area, between Monkstown and Passage West.

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House of the week: St Luke’s Cross, Cork €420,000

Cork city’s St Luke’s Cross area is getting back to gentrification: visiting many of the homes here, on fine sunny days, you appreciate its enduring appeal.

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House of the week: Douglas Road, Cork €695,000

It’s been a while since a house in Cork’s Knockrea or Woolhara Parks have come to market - certainly not since the upper end of the market began its climb back out of the doldrums of the last seven years.

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House of the week: Carrigaline, Cork €1 million"

Retiring champion jump jockey Tony McCoy has quite a bit to thank Summerfield in Cork’s Carrigaline for.

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House of the week: Douglas Road, Cork €325,000

Knockrea Lodge is an unusual offer, in a great suburban setting, bursting with greenery and spring growth, dotted with old beech trees and seating areas.

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House of the week: Ballintemple, Cork €495,000

Marble Hill House is, quite simply, steeped in sport, says Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €490,000

SOONER or later, every housing estate undergoes renewal - a changing of the guard, and that was the case when this Douglas house, Elyan, or No 15 Ballincurrig Park, last came to market, at peak-value time, in 2006.

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