PROPERTY

The Force is strong with this one at Crookshaven

Crookhaven has hosted visitors from another galaxy. Tommy Barker looks at one of its star attractions.

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Four-bed semi-d in Broadale ticks all the boxes

Tommy Barker looks at a four-bed family home that went on the market in a popular Cork suburb this week.

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Pull up a chair and enjoy the views over Croagh Bay

Tommy Barker gets Lowertown lowdown.

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Charm and history await at The Rest in Rushbrooke

Updated Victorian has only every had two families own it, says Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: North Circular Rd, Limerick €465,000

With its prestigious address and its elegant interior, this North Circular Rd, Limerick, property called Merebank is likely to attract a good attendance at its first open viewing this morning. 

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Trading Up: Maryborough/Rochestown, Cork €385,000 

FOR those prepared to roll up their sleeves and do a bit of updating and upgrading, No 34 Limetrees Road holds lots of promise.

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Trading Up: Glanmire, Cork €395,000

Estate agent Jackie Cohalan will ‘split’ the difference with home hunters in 2017, offering split-level living options in locations like Glanmire and at Passage West, where she’s selling a dozen serviced sites, including five for split-level, new-builds.

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Trading Up: Enniskeane, West Cork €349,000

SET out along the road from West Cork’s inland twin towns of Enniskeane/Ballineen, on the route to coastal Clonakilty, is this 15-year-old detached build, on a level 1.5 acres plot: large enough for a pony, foal or donkey, say its selling agents.

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Trading Up: Carrigaline, Cork, €290,000

Things are wrapping up soon at Astra Construction’s steadily developed Forest Hill scheme on the edge of Carrigaline, where builder Stephen McCarthy has kept a crew employed and locals housed, over the past seven or eight tough years for the economy and society. 

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Starter Home: Upper Glanmire, Cork €220,000

Trish Dromey finds a home that could suit first-time buyers’ budgets.

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Starter Home: Bloomfield, Midleton €175,000

Built in 2005, this 1,000 sq ft home is owner-occupied, stylish, and in excellent condition, reports Trish Dromey.

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Starter Home: Montenotte, Cork €185,000

Although in need of renovation, No 8 Murmont Crescent in Montenotte has good potential. A three-bed semi with attached garage, ithas a guide of €185,000.

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Starter Home: Blarney Street, Cork €185,000

Open viewings have just started at this stone-fronted three-bed end of terrace property at 4 River Lane, off Blarney Street in Cork city.

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Suburban living freshened up in Cork’s Model Farm Road

Detached five-bed has a sizeable extension, with extra living space and a corner bar, says Tommy Barker.

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Glenarough home offers breathtaking views of Beara Peninsula

Tommy Barker reports on a lovely property in a special part of the world.

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Boardwalk, Cork, in €14m deal

A DEAL worth up to €14m is to be signed in coming days on the remaining investment — including the Boardwalk bar and restaurant — at Cork city’s seminal City Quarter. 

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Cork harbour boatyard for sale in the region of €4-5 million

A LONG-established Cork harbour boatyard, part of which occupies the site of the former Majorca Ballroom in Crosshaven, is to come up for sale in coming months.

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Plan to build 117 homes at former Ursuline convent in Cork

The building of 117 new homes on the Ursuline convent grounds, in the Cork suburb of Blackrock, has been proposed in a recent application.

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Prominent restaurant building in Cork city selling at €600k

A restaurant-building investment, in the belly of Cork City’s food district, the Huguenot Quarter, is for sale, with three tenants in all, including a long-established eatery, the Strasbourg Goose.

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Petrol station, family home and grocery shop in Tipp on market for €300,000

The chance to buy a home, a local shop business, and a filling station in a quaint Tipperary village setting just south of the M8 is available, all-in, for about €300,000.

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Victorian building guiding just €6 a square foot at Enniscorthy

An Italianate Victorian institutional building on the edge of Wexford’s Enniscorthy is for sale for just €6 per square foot of architectural grandeur, albeit with mixed legacy of previous uses as an asylum/psychiatric hospital.

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House of the week: Ballylickey, West Cork, €850,000

Having been centuries in the same Graves family hands, and after a few years on the property market hoping to sell by by private treaty, West Cork’s gloriously-sited Ballylickey (Manor) House may finally be about to change hands, via auction.

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Focus on fine finishes pays off at Lisheen Fields home

Built away steadily, during and since the downturn, Lisheen Fields just west of Cork’s Ballincollig has maturity now coming on stream on its side too, with a new phase of homes in another O’Callaghan Properties/Classes Development phase continuing in 2017, in a scheme called Lisheen Woods.

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Rochestown Road, Cork, €260,000

To those of a certain age, Rochestown’s Delford Drive will still seem like quite a ‘new’ location, but it’s now in or around its 30th birthday as a residential location.

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Sleaveen East, Macroom, €225,000

Unlived in for a while and needing TLC and a top-up for comfort and style, this Macroom home is still well worth a view — and a view from.

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Inchydoney, West Cork, €395,000

You’re set back just a bit from the best of the views to be had over Inchydoney Beach (often rated as one of Ireland’s most popular) at this seaside home up for sale, but while it just lacks beach and ocean views, the upside is a bit more tranquillity, and one of the larger sites to be had in the West Cork coastal setting, an hour from city and airport.

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Stylish city home in the shadow of Shandon Bells

Agood number of enthusiastic New Year viewers was expected to show up yesterday for an open viewing of this spacious terraced property off Cork city’s Shandon Street.

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New lease of life for charming cottage close to Cork city centre

A whole new look and an affordable guide of €185,000 should guarantee good New Year viewings for 8 South Douglas Road.

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Space is demense attraction at Clonard in Montenotte

There’s plenty of space, and plenty of rooms and bathrooms and site too, for a family looking to trade up in Cork city’s Montenotte, at Clonard, or also known as 6, Woodlands Demesne.

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Frankfield, Cork, €340,000

Not only is the four-bed detached family home at 77 East Avenue in Parkgate, tastily painted up and decorated, but is also has an attic conversion up top, complete with several south-facing Veluxes to the rear. 

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