STARTER HOMES

Starter home: Poulanargid, Macroom €120,000

All set for a new future is the former pub/post office at Poulanargid, in the folds of woods and hills off the main Cork-Macroom road, near Lissarda and Kilmurray. 

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Starter home: Extending the joys of summer at Primrose Hill, Blarney

This extended home hit the market, and these property pages, in the first week of January, and was quickly under offer: then, it went ‘Sale Agreed’ just a month or two afterwards, as the primroses did, indeed return in spring to Primrose Hill in Tower, near Blarney.

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Starter home: Privately set home has Lough Gur in its site’s sights

If you buy this Rawleystown, Co Limerick home, you’ll be moving into what’s a very well-established area: there’s at least 6,000 years of documented human habitation on its doorstep.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €245,000

There’s a good, westerly aspect to the back garden of No 5, The Avenue, out in Ballincollig’s Coolroe Heights.

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Starter home: Classes Lake, Ballincollig €240,000

Selling agents O’Mahony Walsh aren’t shy about the charms of the three-bed semi-d at 5, The Heathers, in the Ovens/Ballincollig Classes Lake development by O’Callaghan Properties. 

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Starter home: Togher, Cork €130,000

A lot of work has gone into the decor of 17 Hazel Road, a mid-terraced three bed family home, handily right next door to a Lidl in Cork’s Togher suburb. 

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Starter home: Watergrasshill, Cork 265,000

There’s a whole lot of house for a first-time buyer, or even a trader-up, at 1, The Drive, Priory Court, in Watergrasshill.

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Starter home: Cork city €130,000

Tommy Barker on reasons you’ll be glad of this top floor two-bed pad.

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Starter home: Crosshaven, Cork €100,000

Tommy Barker on the charms of a centuries-old protected thatched cottage by the sea at Crosshaven that is priced to sell quickly.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €270,000

 

Just off the Ballincollig bypass, this pristine property in Greenfields, could be right up your street. Just turn the key, and personalise it.

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Starter home: Tramore Road, Cork €285,000

The bonus of three decent worksheds, two with mechanics’ pits, could enable a buyer to work from home, and help pay the mortgage, on this four-bed bungalow called Sapphire. 

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Starter home: Leap, West Cork €149,000

BACK and busier than ever is the West Cork village of Leap, a scenic small community by a tidal inlet at the top of Glandore harbour, on the main N71 route to points further west.

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Starter home: Maryborough Woods, Cork €149,000

The chance to get in at ground level, literally, at the apartment blocks at Douglas’s Welwyn Road, up in Maryborough Woods, has come with the sale of No 8.

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Starter home: Ballinlough Road, Cork €165,000

Location on the city end of Cork’s Ballinlough Road is paired with that old chestnut — potential — as key selling points for this two-bed townhouse.

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Starter home: Farranree, Cork €135,000

With a little cash to upgrade the spec, this is ideal for first time buyers.

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Starter home: Eagle Valley, Wilton €250,000

Tommy Barker says this family home on the edge of the city’s suburbs has a back garden with a country field boundary for a rural connection.

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Starter home: Summerhill South, Cork City €255,000

There’s a lovely, bohemian sort of feel to this terraced red-brick Victorian home, on Frankfield Terrace, near Cork city centre, by the Capwell Road bus depot.

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Starter home: Owenahincha, West Cork €95,000

Priced within reach of first-time buyers at €95,000, Strand Cottage will have an obvious appeal to holiday-home hunters, given its setting, by a Blue Flag beach.

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Starter home: Roman St, Cork City €60,000

The former home of a Lord Mayor is tiny, but it’s centrally located.

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Suburban home with period charm at Lislee on Pouladuff Road

Lovely Lislee has had lots of work done, says Tommy Barker.

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Haven Cottage is holiday bolt-hole with great views of Ballyshane beach

Tommy Barker views a charming cottage by Ballyshane beach, a haven by name and nature, and could be even more with its 1.25-acre site.

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Starter home: South Ring, Clonakilty €525,000

BIG site, small house, and the very best of beach views are all in the mix here in West Cork’s South Ring, by Clonakilty Bay.

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