STARTER HOMES

Charming Rylane country cottage comes with up-to-date conveniences

A comprehensive renovation of this property in the last ten years has added new features like a jacuzzi, en-suites, and a rooftop balcony.

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Exposed stonework apartment Brownsmills just two miles from Kinsale

Trish Dromey hears of an affordable two-bed apartment in Kinsale.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €240,000

The high level of interest is down to a tasteful renovation job, which opened up the 103-year-old cottage to the light, says Trish Dromey. 

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Starter home: Dublin Hill, Cork €245,000

No 35 Delaney Park on Dublin Hill is unrecognisable as the small terraced house it once was. Dramatic changes have been brought about by the addition of two storey partially timber clad extension at the rear and by creative redecoration, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Wilton, Cork €165,000

At next month’s July 6 big Sherry FitzGerald multi-lot auction, first-time buyers are expected to take on investors in the bidding for this two-bed Wilton apartment with an AMV of €165,000.

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Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €100,000

From Rock Cottage in Cobh you can see across the rooftops to the harbour and also up to St Colman’s Cathedral situated on a height above the town.

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Low price will attract many bids for 68 Knockpogue Avenue above Blackpool

THANKS to the big, west-facing back garden, and a sunny corner site, there’s scope to add to the end-terrace two-bed home at 68 Knockpogue Avenue. 

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Marston Cottage is within five miles of the M8 and a city commute

DON’T spare the rods — as a special hook there’s fishing to be had on the River Blackwater, from the edge of the gardens at pretty Marston Cottage.

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Starter home: Cork City €390,000

Two for the road at High Street’s Bridge House, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Grange, Cork €269,000

Tommy Barker reports on a family home in the Cork suburb of grange which has fantastic gardens with a lot of room to improve for an extension.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €230,000

A gable end position in Ballincollig’s striking-looking contemporary Crescent apartment building in the town centre means apartment No 5 comes with three balconies — one with a favoured south-west aspect.

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Starter home: Ballyvolane, Cork €217,500 (under higher offer)

Already gone over its asking price, at a current offer of €225,000 is the super-smart extended three-bed semi 40, Pynes Valley, in Cork’s Ballyvolane suburb.

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