TRADING UP

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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Trading up: Youghal, Co Cork €460,000

Seafront properties built by the Victorians along the Front Strand have for a great many years been among the best places to live or stay in Youghal.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €375,000

Rosary, 16 Ardfallen Estate in Douglas is exactly they type of house that many trade up buyers in Cork are out hunting for.

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Trading up: Knockanne, Waterford €340,000

A bungalow with beach and bay views near Annestown on Waterford’s Copper Coast is attracting good interest from overseas.

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Trade-ups near Tower village, Cork

Trish Dromey admires two good choices within walking distance of each other in Cloghroe and Tower, Co Cork.

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Trading up: Kilcrea Hill, Ovens, Cork €460,000

A short hop from Killumney village in Co Cork, in an area that according to Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald is highly desireable is this 5-bed, detached Kilcrea Hill house.

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Trading up: 18 Muckross Drive, Killarney €450,000

Michael Coghlan of Sherry FitzGerald Coghlan is expecting a lot of interest in this four-bedroom detached house because there is such a shortage of available property at this level in the area. 

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Trading up: Carrignavar, Cork €340,000

Home comforts at Dun na Ri in Carrignavar include a hand carved Italian bar counter with beer on draught as well as a high-tech cinema projector with a nine-foot screen.

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Trading up: Rathcormac, Cork €310,000

Bizee Bee near Rathcormac is an attractive split-level bungalow with beautiful plant filled gardens on a stream bounded site.

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Trading up: Ballydowney, Killarney €450,000

Property Partners Gallivan say properties like 1, Cnoc na Rí at Ballydowney in Killarney, Co Kerry, are becoming hard to find.

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Trading up: Templemartin, Bandon €425,000

At the upper end of the market in Bandon, Co Cork comes an attractive dormer property at Templemartin with a guide of €425,000.

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Trading up: Blarney, Cork €390,000

There are two faces or facades to the quality and deceptive family home called Aisling.

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Trading up: Ballingarry, Limerick €380,000

Trading up in West Limerick could be spacious, comfortable, and energy efficient at this three/four-bed detached house at the Commons near Ballingarry.

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Trading up: Limetrees, Douglas €385,000

It might be a few decades old, but the four-bedroomed semi-detached home at 30 Limetrees Road East is a good ’un, well kept, and with a long, south-facing back garden, says estate agent Brian Olden of Cohalan Downing.

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Trading up: Off Magazine Road, Cork €315,000

Most of the houses of the same vintage as Kilcrea’s Park’s Rahara are by now showing their age here — so don’t be fooled by this home’s 1950s vintage and origins.

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Co Cork €350,000

Neat as pin, and overlooking a point — that’s this Church Bay, Crosshaven, Co Cork, home with a wide appeal to home hunters of the holiday or permanent residence persuasion.

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Trading up: Waterford/Cork border €260,000

SET against a rural Blackwater Valley backdrop is this smartly upgraded four-bed bungalow, with a vaulted ceiling in its large added-on kitchen/dining area - an ideal room for out-of-town parties.

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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €525,000

While the market awaits the imminent relaunch of a handful of high-end homes at the Earls Well, Waterfall development, a former showhouse in the developers’ Fleming Construction’s original and adjacent Heatherfield scheme is on offer.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork; €590,000

The address title, Kensington, was aspirational back in the day, when homes were built in the Cork suburb of Rochestown, for the upwardly mobile in Upper and Lower Kensington.

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Trading up: Mount Oval, Rochestown €480,000

There’s been a few recent strong house resales in the Clarkes Wood portion of the broad mix of schemes at Mount Oval, and now into the fray comes the three-storey four-bed, No 7.

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Trading up: Ballydowney, Killarney €450,000

Property Partners Gallivan says properties like 1 Cnoc na Ri at Ballydowney in Killarney are becoming hard to find.

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Trading Up: Currabinny, Cork €520,000

With 3,000 sq ft on offer, there’s more than enough house in Béal na Laoi for almost any family — but, there’s more to it than that. 

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €390,000

A sizeable price drop, now down to €390,00, will put this Norwood Court, Rochestown, home onto the radar of those looking for a good-sized family home.

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Trading up: Castlemaine, Kerry €290,000

The Slieve Mish Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for this substantial four bed detached house at Keel, Castlemaine, in South West Kerry. 

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Trading up: Cork City, €255,000

There’s something futuristic about the sloping front facade of Garnish, a building at Lancaster Gate, the site of the former Jurys Hotel.

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Trading up: Upper Cloghroe, Blarney; €470,000

Called Tara, this accommodating family home near Blarney in Co Cork — with up to seven bedrooms over its split levels — was last offered for sale a couple of decades ago, but the owners decided to stay put: now, it’s for sale. 

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Trading up: Lackaroe, Youghal €320,000

Space, inside and out, comes as a given with this modern, five-bed detached home north of Youghal.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €425,000

Billing No 1 Knockrea Lawn as a family home par excellence, estate agent Mark Rose notes there are four national schools all within walking distance of this four-bed, detached Cork suburban house, on the city end of the Ballinlough Road near Bellair estate.

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Trading up: Lima Lawn, Cork City €280,000

There’s a glimpse of ‘the new’ to be had from the quite traditional No 19 Lima Lawn, in Cork’s suburbs near UCC and just off Magazine Road.

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Trading up: Monkstown, Cork €450,000

Time hasn’t stood still at Cloonlara, a long bungalow home of more than 1,650 sq ft at Rathankar, between Rochestown and Monkstown in Cork.

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Trading up: Ballincollig, Cork €435,000

Some home hunters’ days of roaming the range will be up at Dunroamin House, in Cork’s Kilnaglory, near Ballincollig.

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Trading up: Ardmore, Waterford; €380,000

Because of its coastal location and sea views, this family home near Whiting Bay in West Waterford might possibly become a holiday home.

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Trading up: Carrs Hill, Cork €325,000

Mostly likely, the buyers for this bungalow at 3 Arderrig Park will be traders-down, reckons estate agent Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon’s offices in Douglas.

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Trading up: Ardfield, Clonakilty €345,000

Lovely, old world character — and land, and a gazebo — comes with Mountain Common Farmhouse, in the dispersed West Cork village Ardfield, six miles from Clonakilty.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €450,000

Just off the Well Road, and on a corner site with south and west garden and patio aspects in the Ardmahon estate in the greater Douglas/Ballinlough suburban hinterland is this large, five-bed family home, called Glencairn.

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Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €350,000

There’s kerb appeal to the front of this 1920s Montenotte semi-detached home up at 27 St Joseph’s Drive - and, if you were to pass by the back garden, it’s even more appealing.

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Trading up: Watergrasshill, Cork €265,000

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

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Trading up: Brinny, Co Cork; €125,000

Potential is what is being offered at this roadside Brinny property, stretching out along the back road from Innishannon to Bandon, 20 minutes west of Cork city.

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