TRADING UP

Trading up: Ovens, Cork €390,000

Food can travel from farm to fork, or - in the case of this family home west of Cork City - from Ovens to Stanley range cooker.

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Trading up: South Douglas Road; €335,000

The same family has been in ownership of 1 Rathmore Lawn for the past half a century and more, and in fact it was given to them by its builder — it was a family job, home for a favoured daughter, who went on to rear her own family here.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €280,000

After a long wait, new homes are being built in Cork’s Glanmire, with four-beds priced at €275,000 to €375,000 for semis and detacheds (see advert page 7).

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Trading up: Killarney, Kerry €25,000

The owners of this Killarney property liked the lake views so much that they built their home with a large balcony and a first floor sitting room in order to appreciate them to the fullest.

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork €540,000

The sea is off in the distance, visible down the rolling landscape and fields from is this fine family dormer home, at south Cork’s coastal Ballinluska.

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Trading up: Farran, Cork, €425,000

Go up and over the hill at Farran, above the Cork/Macroom road past Ovens, and you are almost into a different world.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €325,000

There’s a lot on the side, and to the front, of 85 Uam Var Drive in Cork city’s western suburbs.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €430,000

It’s a bit dated inside (not too many homes are being decorated these days with beautyboard) but even that’s to the advantage of any new occupants of Oaklands, aka 21 Douglas Hall Lawn.

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Trading up: Donnybrook, Cork, €320,000

There’s a whole lot more house now at 42 Calderwood than when first built back in the 1970s.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork, €295,000

You could keep dogs or hens, free-range children, or even perhaps build another house/develop a site, to the side of this three-bed semi-d at 11, Manor Lawn.

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Trading up: Newcastle West, Co Limerick, €160,000

House costs may going up, but the price of this riverside folly in West Limerick has just come down dramatically.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €285,000

The views from 69 Maryville, a semi-detached bungalow in Cork’s suburban Ballintemple are currently undergoing a bit of an upheaval.

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Trading up: Kilcummin, Kerry €285,000

Bramble Cottage at Kilcummin near Killarney combines the prettiness and charm of an old world property with the space and facilities of a modern bungalow.

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Trading up: Murroe, Co Limerick €275,000

A little different from the average five-bed trade up, this property at Murroe in east Limerick has a few design features which make it stand out from the crowd.

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Trading up: Drimoleague, West Cork €245,000

Lots of homework and domestic science have gone into the changes at this inland West Cork pad.

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Trading up: Fountainstown, Cork €280,000

A turning tide of market confidence could see a rebuild, or even one, two or three new homes, on the grounds of this seaside older-style bungalow called Chusan, a stone’s skip from the Ferry Road at Fountainstown.

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Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €575,000

Almost an oddity in its location, and a rarity too, is the triangular-shaped Loreto House, off Cork city’s Magazine Road.

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Co Cork €420,000

The development of Cork’s industrial and employment base from the 1960s saw lots of ‘blow-ins’ decide to settle or build houses along the shoulders of hills east of Cork City, from Tivoli down towards Glounthaune and beyond.

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill, Douglas, €350,000

A great double site is a bonus with this adaptable bungalow home, with its double-digit address, in Cork’s outer suburban Maryborough Hill, above Douglas.

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Trading up: Ardbrack Heights, Kinsale €300,000

THERE aren’t too many places in Cork where a one-bed apartment is priced at €300,000 - but, a spot like Ardbrack Heights in Kinsale is one of a very few such exclusive settings.

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River cottage in Kilkenny will float your boat

Trish Dromey on a holiday home that makes a splash.

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Trading up: Union Hall, West Cork €550,000

Architect designed at Union Hall on the Wild Atlantic Way, this four bed detached residence is attracting the attention of UK buyers.

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Cork €450,000

There could be site potential as well as what’s immediately on offer at this good, stout country home at Granig, near Minane Bridge in premium south county Cork farmland.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €385,000

In the space of just three weeks, the bidding on 3 Woburn Drive, Melbourne Road in Bishopstown has gone €5,000 above the asking price of €385,000.

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Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €295,000

There’s something pleasantly self-contained about a cluster of houses at the core of Lima Lawn, an estate of mostly semi-detached homes between Cork city’s Magazine Road and Glasheen Road.

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Trading up: Blackrock, Cork, €695,000

Victorian style houses in the upmarket Lindville development in Blackrock continue to be among the most sought after trade-ups in Cork city.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €550,000

Not all of the new house developments built in the boom were of the same-same design and quality. 

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Trading up: Moneygourney, Cork €295,000

There’s a fully-functioning, home-away-from home office coming gratis with the smart three-bed semi-d at 110 Fort Hill, the Murnane & O’Shea development up at Moneygourney, outside Douglas, Cork.

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Trading up: Kilworth, Cork €240,000

Just how much more family home you get for you money if you go outside of Irish cities is shown by this spotless-order family home, called Denell Lodge near Kilworth.

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Trading up: Killeens, Cork €490,000

As temperatures and tennis enthusiasm soar during Wimbledon season, a family home with a private tennis court of its own, can expect to attract set viewings.

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