House-hunting is a curious blend of agony and ecstasy. Some of us find the myriad of box-ticking extremely stressful — but then again who doesn’t love a good excuse to pore over the property pages, lust after those must-haves in glossy interiors spreads and oh-so-casually stop by auctioneer’s windows during our evening stroll?
Westview on the North Mall in Lismore isn’t historic just because the Duke of Devonshire built it in the 1820s – it’s also a little historic because its barn used to be the Popcorn Palace where local film buffs and courting couples came to watch movies.
Right now, on the food front, West Cork’s Ballydehob is having what can only be described as ‘a moment’, even if the area between Schull and Skibbereen has had a very long, and noble, tradition of high regard for food.
Changes are finally afoot over the back wall of 13 Rathmore Lawn, a pretty ‘standard issue’ three-bed semi-d, built in the mid-1900s and which has, ever since it was first built, had acres of farmland alongside and an ancient cobbled courtyard and stabling to its rear.
No 2 Tuloch Beag – home to a family of eight – has been tried, and truly tested, and still comes through, shining and robust and well-presented: so says Savills Cork estate agent Lawrence Sweeney, of this detached property, built about 12 years ago, and since extended.
AIB has called for tax breaks for developers, incentives for private landlords, encouragement for empty-nesters to move homes, and extending the lifespan of the help-to-buy scheme in order to accelerate housebuilding and lower rental costs across the country, writes
My London sister has just moved into a new apartment with her girlfriend of two years. My mother is thrilled that my sister “is now finally settled with a partner who is not only nice and wholesome but also understands about things like expensive storage solutions, cleaning services and Pledge”.