Starter home: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €190,000

It used to be The Waves restaurant, but sporting a nautical theme, this apartment is perfect for beach seekers, writes Trish Dromey.

Size: 100 sq m (1,085 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

BER: Pending

Exposed brickwork, glass blocks, and a few nautical touches have been used to transform this former Ballycotton restaurant into an attractive and interesting apartment.

Starter home: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €190,000

Situated on the main street of the East Cork seaside village, this used to be The Waves restaurant but is now a two-bed ground-floor property known as No 1 The Waves. 

Seeking offers of €190,000, Cronin Wall Auctioneers says it’s been completely renovated in the last six months and is now a modern apartment with both character and charm. 

Decorated in neutral cream and fitted with mostly laminate flooring, it has a 24’-long kitchen/dining/living area, a brick fireplace with an electric fire, as well as brick archways and alcoves and sections of glass blocks. 

Starter home: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €190,000

Creative touches to liven up the decor include candles, lanterns, and a picture of a lighthouse, as well as a coloured glass window feature.

Other rooms include a small utility area, a modern tiled bathroom, and two spacious laminate-floored bedrooms. 

The largest bedroom measures 20’by 10’ and has a door leading out to a small enclosed patio at the rear. Fitted with double-glazed windows, the property has slimline electric radiators.

Auctioneer Shea Cronin says the apartment is perfectly situated for holiday home buyers but will also appeal to those looking for a permanent residence near the sea. 

Starter home: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €190,000

“It’s right in the centre of the village and is close to restaurants and amenities and is within easy reach of beaches and cliff walks,” adds Mr Cronin.


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