Starter Homes


Sq m: 84 (900 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

On the upper end of the starter level, this bijou property at Montenotte, Cork, offers the joy of a country cottage, with a high, city location.

No 6 Cherry Gardens is a two-bed semi and, says Kevin O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan Estates Ltd, is in superb condition, and includes good interior styling. It has a sitting room with slate fireplace, a kitchen/breakfast room and guest bathroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a main bathroom.

Verdict:: Lock up and go, ideal for singletons.


Sq m: 124 (1,340 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

A clean interior and well-kept gardens come with the four-bed bungalow home at Gurteen, Little Island east of Cork city.

Located near Castleview, it’s good to go, for first-time buyers or traders-down, says Michael O’Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald seeking €229,000.

VERDICT: Great site and south-west aspected back garden is good.


Sq m: 97 (1,050 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: C3

Broadband: Yes

A mid-terraced, modern townhouse at 7 Dunvale Lawn in Cork’s Frankfield has good, large ground floor rooms for its house-type, as well as three bedrooms with one en suite, making for three bathrooms in all.

On offer with Jeremy Murphy Associates for €210,000, the super-managable home close to Douglas and the ring road also has front drive/garden and back garden.

VERDICT: A well-located neat package

Picture: Frankfield Property

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