Trading up: Innishannon, Cork €480,000

Making waves when launched in the mid to late 1990s, the Spire development above Innishannon village west of Cork city has continued to hold buyer appeal ever since.

Size: 181 sqm (1,950 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 5/6 


The scheme of several dozen detacheds, by local builder Fachtna Crowley, was noted for a range of dormer house types, on good sites, and all have matured well in the decades since.

Resales are rare, says Lawrence Sweeney of Savills as he bring No 7 The Spires to market this week at a guide of €480,000. The Price Register shows five resales since 2010, all in the €400k+ price range, with No 18 making €470,000 in recent months.

In very good order, No7 has two ground-floor bedrooms and three more overhead, one with en suite, two receptions plus study, kitchen/dining overlooking the south-facing back garden and patio, done in Indian sandstone.

He’s doing an open view on Tuesday at 5pm and notes “we always get a large number of enquiries from people wanting to live in the area. 

We are selling the Rosewood Manor estate also in Innishannon currently and there is only one remaining at this stage. 

It’s a much bigger, brand new house (2,560 sq ft) is available at €595,000 — but No7 The Spires delivers an instant home with all the trimmings.”

VERDICT: Popular trading-up location


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