TRADING UP: Kinsale, Cork €180,000 (auction)

DUE for an auction action sale before month’s end is 6, The Orchards in coastal community Kinsale, and at the €180,000 quoted guide, it’s billed as “by far the cheapest property on the market in Kinsale right now,” by auctioneer Shane Finn.

Size: 93 sq m (1,000sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms: 3


The DNG Creedon estate agent has 19 Munster properties going to auction Wednesday next, including commercial and residential offers plus investments: DNG even have county Cork and Limerick properties priced from €25,000 on offer on the day.

Built in the early 2000s, Kinsale’s No 6 The Orchards is currently tenanted, and so may appeal to an investor as much as to a private buyer, and it’s currently getting €10,200 pa in income, or €850 a month.

“It’s a prime chance to grab some real value on the Wild Atlantic Way , for investors and home owners alike, and has been kept in immaculate condition by its current tenants,” says Mr Finn of the three-bedroomed, semi-detached home within a walk of Kinale centre and harbour.

It faces a strip of green within the development, has off-street car parking and has a good-sized walled and fenced back garden.

VERDICT: Likely to be one of the more bid-upon lots at next Wednesday’s DNG Creedon Munster Property Auction.


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