Starter home: Carrigtwohill, Co Cork €250,000

Carrigtwohill house attracting the first-time buyers, writes Trish Dromey.

Size: 130 sq m (1,400 sg ft

Bedrooms 3/4

Bathrooms: 2

BER: C3

One of the first viewers who looked at 65 Rocklands in Carrigtwohill put in an immediate bid of €260,000, €10,000 above the asking price.

Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy says there has been a lot of first time buyer interest in the four-bed property which he describes as well maintained, recently refurbished and spacious. 

“Viewers have come from Midleton and from Cork city — people are travelling to get better value,’’ he adds.

Starter home: Carrigtwohill, Co Cork €250,000

Built in 1998, the property has 1,400 sq ft of living space which includes a front living room with timber flooring and a fireplace as well as a tiled kitchen dining room with cream units.

There’s also a timber-floored family room, a utility room, a guest WC and a room in the single storey section at the side which could be a fourth bedroom or a playroom.

Upstairs there ‘s a bathroom and three bedrooms – two singles and a double.

Providing a cobblelock driveway at the front with space for one car, the property has a lawned garden with a shed and a patio at the rear.

Mr O’Donnell says Rocklands is a popular development situated within a five-minute walk from Carrigtwohill village and a ten-minute one from the railway station as well as a 15-minute drive from Cork city.

The most recent sale recorded in Rocklands by the Property Price register involves a similar property at No 40. 

This sold for €270,000 on May 5 just days before No 65 came on the market.

Verdict: Would make a spacious starter home.


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