Starter Homes

SKIBBEREEN, Co Cork €69,000

Sq m: 48 (530 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 1-2

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

Value for money, a handy location and a renovated house, done top and bottom and just needing its front wall painted to match its colourful neighbours — that’s 7 Mardyke Street in West Cork’s Skibbereen.

For anyone looking for a cheap West Cork bolthole, this could be it: agent Henry O’Leary guides the open plan two-storey townhouse with mains services and rear yard at just €69,000.

Each level is effectively open plan.

VERDICT: it’s €130 per square foot, finished.


Sq m: 112 (1,200 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

In immaculate order, No 115 Wellwyn Road is a three-bed duplex apartment with sunny balcony and lots of space inside for a couple, or a single buyer.

It’s part of O’Brien and O’Flynn’s Maryborough Woods scheme on the edge of Douglas, and is on the market with Jeremy Murphy Associates, who say there’s a quality living space, kitchen, hall with walnut floor, with an en suite master bedroom on the upper level, making for three bathrooms in all.

VERDICT: A neat package, easy to keep


Sq m: 65 (700 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

Tucked away off the Inniscarra Road at Leemount Cross is this little, semi-detached bungalow, a house with the most enviable location on the Lee Fields.

It’s literally a minute’s walk to the river on the opposite bank to Ballincollig and is on the market with John O’Mahony of O’Mahony Walsh.

VERDICT: Do up, knock, or rebuild, the site’s huge.

Picture: Property in Skibbereen

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