TRADING UP

Ballinhassig, Cork €465,000

The site and gardens, of 1.75 acres, are the star attraction at Sundale, a large detached bungalow at Goggins Hill, Ballinhassig just west of Cork city and airport. 

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Douglas Road, Cork €220,000

Pretty much all of the original features of its era are intact at this hide-away Douglas Road home, 5 Rocklawn. And, while that’s to the good, the downside is the century-old mid-terraced home, among six in-a-row, now needs a fairly full renovation.

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Admirable buy at Admiral Walk

Up on a hill above the town, No 7 Admiral’s Walk offers a good vantage point for watching yachts sail in and out of Kinsale Harbour.

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Annesgrove, Carrigtwohill €295,000

Not too many large detached properties have come on the market in East Cork’s Carrigtwohill recently, so this six-bed dormer bungalow at Annesgrove is attracting a bit of attention. 

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Cappoquin, Waterford €300,000-plus

There’s been a price drop on a handy house and small West Waterford farm holding with stables and 15 acres after a deal agreed fell through in recent weeks. 

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Limeworth no lemon

If the €650,000 asking price on 25 Limeworth is out of many family-buying budgets, agents Sherry FitzGerald have another three-storey local offer for exactly half the price - a four-bed mid-terraced home at 35 Leslies Arch, guiding €325,000.

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Glasheen, Cork €280,000

You could almost date St Otteran’s on Hartlands Avenue in Glasheen from the name, since it was built in the late 1940s at a time when Irish homes typically got saints’ names.

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Maryborough, Cork €265,000

Properties at Yewlands in Maryborough Woods are proving a popular choice with trader uppers in Douglas this year. Seven have sold so far and now auctioneer Jeremy Murphy is expecting similar interest in No 49.

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Castlemartyr, East Cork, €255,000

Size: 127 sq m (1,367sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
BER Rating: C3

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Bishopstown, Cork €320,000

Size: 120sq m (1,320sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
BER: E1

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Monkstown, Cork €475,000

Size: 165sq m (1,780sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
BER: D2

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Midleton, Cork home guiding €295,000 is the colour of money

Size: 144 sq m (1,550 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
BER: C3

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Buttevant, Cork Georgian farmhouse  seeking €420,000 has Georgian roots

A beautiful, old-world white-washed courtyard complex of outbuildings and up to 15 stables comes with Spitalfields House — a real, genuine Georgian home near North Cork’s Buttevant, about 15 minutes from Mallow off the Cork-Limerick road. 

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Killeens, Blarney Cork home extended as labour of love - and much labour

Done as a labour of love, this stone-faced house close to Cork City and Blarney was once a compact two-up, two-down cottage - but no more.

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Model Farm Road original bungalow in prime western suburbs spot

House values vary widely - and wildly - along Cork’s Model Farm Road, running just west of the city suburbs from Dennehy’s Cross right out towards Ballincollig.

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Maryborough home a showhouse showpiece

A one-time showhouse for one section of the large O’Brien and O’Flynn Maryborough Ridge development is for sale now with agents Paul O’Shea and Ann O’Mahony of Sherry FitzGerald: they guide at €375,000 for the four-bed semi-d at No 11 Edgewood.

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Dunworley Bay home in west Cork on market for €275,000

Virtually all of the pleasures of this West Cork home have been enjoyed in its grounds, a considerable four-plus acres, by the sea. 

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Jacobs Island home in Cork on market for €215,000

Time to go back to school, and maths classes, to try and calculate the floor area of 10 The Courtyard – it’s sort like of calculating the area of a triangle.

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Ballyvolane home in Cork quoted at  €275,000

Built on a corner site, and a more recent build than many of its Riverview Estate neighbours along the row is 1 Riverview Gardens, in Cork’s Ballyvolane, just off the north ring road.

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Basement home in Cork’s Kanturk priced at €375,000

It’s a house and a half, literally, within the town boundary of north Cork’s Kanturk.

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Doorstep university challenge on Cork’s College Road for €350,000

It might be a bit old-school, but this four-bed semi-d near UCC on Cork’s College Road, called Glenlough, shows very well and will impress at open viewings from noon today.

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Linaro Avenue’s a hide-away by Cork’s UCC

A setting near Cork’s UCC and several hospitals, as well as sports fields, helps to pitch the home Porres, at the corner of off-radar Linaro Avenue, to family home hunters.

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Chance to cure it at Old Curate’s House, Ladysbridge do-er upper Cork

Immediate interest has swung in behind the former Curate’s House, or Parochial House, in East Cork’s pretty Ladysbridge.

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Back to a rising market at  Waterfall, Co Cork, as €680,000 sought

A ‘sale agreed’ that dragged on for a year before collapsing might benefit the sellers of Caledonia, an eco-aware home in Cork’s Waterfall, at Ballyshoneen. 

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Cushy times at Belvelly, Cobh’s Cois Fota for  €465,000

Having tweaked their house design to suit their preferences 11 years ago, now that it’s time to sell and move on, the owners of No 6 Cois Fota are bound to have mixed feelings.

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Glorious Glencar, Kerry Bridia Valley home for €260,000

Captivating views of the magnificent hills and mountains of the Bridia Valley in Co Kerry come gratis with this seven-year old dormer home.

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Eco-features at Baltimore, West Cork €345,000

It might be heading out of sunny, holiday season, but this Baltimore modern build is a home for all seasons.

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Tidy times at Rathbarry, West Cork; €365,000

An old, stone wall which was part of the original Castlefreke estate of Lord Carbery bounds Cloonbeg, a four-bed home which is for sale in West Cork’s Rathbarry village.

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Trading up: Beaumont, Cork, €330,000

It’s big enough, it’s detached, the house’s location within Beaumont is good - and the €330,000 guide price isn’t going to dampen enthusiasm either on 50 Ashleigh Gardens.

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Trading up: Kinsale, Cork €345,000

The Kinsale market is flying along, but there’s a shortage of family homes — and that’s where this Eldon Heights home comes to the fore. 

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Cork €375,000

A comprehensive refurb and upgrade has been done to this broad bungalow at 21 The Highlands.

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Trading up: Pallaskenry, Limerick €900,000

Depending on what you are looking for, this Co Limerick whopper of a home with Shannon estuary view is either less, or more, than the sum of its many and sizeable parts.

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