Country property offers a blank slate to buyers

This property at Clounvrick, Macroom in Co Cork could appeal to buyers wanting to move out of town.

DOER-upper or knocker-downer — the choice is with the planners on that one, but at €190,000 and on a leafy site, this property at Clounvrick, Macroom, could entice townies out the country a little bit.

With site values having doubled in the last two years, old wrecks like this one have been turned into much more attractive propositions, especially with housing controls preventing ‘outsiders’ from building in rural areas.

The property is on the market with Sinéad Kissane of Property Partners O’Mahony Walsh, Macroom. It is four miles from the town and also comes with lots of road frontage and a site of .77 of an acre.

Macroom is fast becoming the second Ballincollig as far as commuting from Cork city is concerned. It has a wide variety of shops to suit all needs.

The main N22 road has seen a continuing process of upgrading, including the recent addition of the Ballincollig bypass, which has brought Cork city within a more feasible daily driving distance.

It’s also worth noting that commuters to and from Macroom can use the Expressway bus service from Cork to Tralee, which runs hourly, a frequency that is better than some Cork suburban bus services.

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