Trading up: Youghal, Co Cork, €248,000

Seafarers, beach lovers and families looking for a detached coastal home under the €250,000 mark should train their radar on 1, Island View.

Size: 140sq m (1,500 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: C3

It’s by The Strand, just at Ballyclamasy on the Cork/N25 side of East Cork’s Youghal town, close to miles and miles of long, sandy beaches and the golf club.

So says local estate agent Noel Mackey, as he reduces the price on this 1,500 sq ft dormer seaside home/permanent residence from a pre-Christmas launch guide of €270,000.

It’s now adjusted to €248,000, and is in excellent condition inside, with a very good and secure back garden, he adds.

The modern purchase, on an elevated site with easy access to local shops and within a walk of the main, long strip of main street in the historic port town, has been getting good internet views over the winter months: now, with the weather improving and a price drop, Mr Mackey hopes to turn that into good actual, physical viewings.

For those who come to view, No 1 has a main sitting room, kitchen/ diner, utility and guest WC, and overhead are three bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a main family bathroom, so it’s well provided for on the indoor bathing/ablutions front too.

It has front and back gardens, off street parking and mains services.

VERDICT: Detached status is a bonus


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