TRADING UP

Trading up: Midleton, Cork €520,000

Called after a Cumbria, Lake District beauty spot, the Midleton home Seatoller is itself no slouch either, and is now coming for sale for its trading-down owners, who built it 16 years ago.

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Trading up: Courtbrack, Blarney €469,000

Horses meet houses out at a spot like Foxes Bridge, just north of Blarney and Tower, and Cork City too.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork; €375,000

You could almost hold the school sports for the adjacent St Anthony’s boys’ NS in the back garden of 11 Beechwood Park: it’s that long. 

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Trading up: Donnybrook, Douglas €255,000

There’s been a price drop, of €30,000, already, making the corner-sited No 28 Springbrook, up above Scart Cross in Cork’s Donnybrook, look like a very keen buy.

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Trading up: Fernwalk, Ballincollig, €550,000

This home is very well kept, with open plan feel to the rear, sunny patio BBQ space, and plenty of off-street parking in front. 

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €385,000

About as lovely a city and suburban a terrace as you’ll find in Cork, Ardfoyle Place’s houses rarely come up for sale. And, now, the lovely end-of-terrace No 1 is fresh to market.

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Trading up: Carrignavar, Cork €349,000

Set amid rich, good farmland by Ballindenisk, Watergrasshill, and Carrignavar, north of Cork city, is this large, immaculate dormer home, on a 0.75 acre site, with very good interiors.

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Trading up: Spur Hill, Cork €270,000

Old meets new, and steel meets stone, at this upgraded 125-year-old cottage called Stonehaven.

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill, Cork €465,000

An excellent finish, over three floors with four bedrooms and a contemporary, bright kitchen/family space mark No 6 Southwinds as a family home to view. 

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Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork, €435,000

Built just over 20 years ago, and set just off the South Douglas Road opposite the end of the Cross Douglas Road, is 12 Heatherton.

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Trading up: Clogheen, Tipperary €310,000

Deer: Keep out. That’s what the owners of this immaculate Clogheen, Co Tipperary, home had to resolve when they got to work on their gardens and lifestyle in recent years.

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Trading up: Carrigrohane, Cork €295,000

A new homes scheme from O’Flynn Construction is due on site any day now in Cork’s Kerry Pike, but it’s unlikely what gets launched, and at a yet to be determined price, will come for sale on anything like a quarter of an acre, with a double garage for good measure.

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Trading up: Hawkes Rd, Bishopstown €365,000

Unprepossessing enough from the front, the detached four-bed home No 16 St Joseph’s Lawn, off Hawkes Road in Bishopstown, Cork, is well worth a look, says estate agent Timothy Sullivan.

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Trading up: Douglas Road, Cork, €335,000

A setting mid-way along Rosebank, between the two Douglas Roads, and within a walk of the city centre, and Douglas village, should draw keen family trading interest to Redthorn.

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Carrigaline €330,000

First it was geese, out at the Lough in Cork City that appeared in photographs taken by estate agent James Colbert when he put a lovely period home at 2 Warburton Villas to market last month and which now has gone over its €325k guide, under offer now at €352,000 for a well-feathered nest.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €289,000

A rear extension, plus an attic conversion should put 52 Upper Glencairn on the radar of buyers looking to trade up with a growing family in Cork’s Glanmire, and greater region. 

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Trading up: Upper Rochestown, Cork, €595,000

No, you’re not seeing things if you go whizzing out the country road from Rochestown’s monastery and school towards Monkstown, and see what looks like three very identical takes on the same house. 

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Trading up: Maryborough Woods, Douglas, €340,000

There’s a clean, unfussed and pale interior theme going on at 25 Ryecroft, an end- terrace four-bed home for sale with Olivia O’Leary, of Thos J O’Driscoll auctioneers.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €330,000

There aren’t many Cork suburban homes backing onto a golf course, but that’s only one attribute of No 22, Seven Oaks, an extended family home near Douglas.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €240,000

The cheeriest thing about No 6, Birchgrove, is its dark-pink/red colour. 

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Trading up: Kinsale, Cork; €750,000

Outstanding it its field, in a literal sense especially, is this big, Kinsale region family bungalow at Clonleigh, spanning a decent 2,000 sq ft, but even that is dwarfed by its size: it’s on a very considerable 11 acres, set in the midst of several paddocks. With sea and harbour views.

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Trading up: Kilnagleary, Carrigaline €395,000

Time has caught up with this brick bungalow at Kilnagleary, above Carrigaline and the Owenabue estuary in Cork. 

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Trading up: Jacobs Island, Mahon, Cork; €385,000

When first built, apartment blocks at Jacobs Island by the water in Cork’s Mahon might have seemed unusual, especially given the location’s isolation, almost island-like indeed, across the ring road from Mahon Shopping Centre and retail park.

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Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork; €235,000

Billed as a prospect for a first-time buyer, and priced at €235,000, there’s every chance yet that Shalamar will be bought by a trader down, or a trader-in, driven by it location.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €350,000

There’s a slender wing of rooms to the side of 47 Wainsfort, a semi-detached four/five-bed family home off the Rochestown Road in Cork.

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Trading up: Innishannon, Cork €350,000

Proximity to Cork city, an Innishannon area address, and a bit of land — that’s what got Lomond House under offer straight away, at its asking price, on first viewings, this week past.

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Trading up: Woodville, Glanmire €285,000

There was a refreshing look to the design of the houses at Woodville when built back around 2004, in the grounds of the original Woodville House at Ballinglanna/Dunkathel, Glanmire; now, 12 years on, they still look good.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €285,000

No 14, Bellevue Road, in Cork’s Frankfield suburb is sort of a rare, cross-over beast: it’s a detached three-bedroomed home.

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Trading Up: Ardfield, West Cork, €295,000

Right on the Wild Atlantic Way 15 minutes west of Clonakilty, and close enough to see and hear the sea, is this renovated and upgraded coastal home of character, at a spot called Ganniv Mór near Ardfield and Rathbarry villages.

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Trading Up: Ballincollig, Cork, €310,000

The fact there was only 26 homes built at the The Stables, Coolroe, in Cork’s Ballincollig just over a decade ago, has given this small development a niche appeal, and few resales.

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