Starter home: Vicarstown, Co Cork €145,000

For a buyer who dreams of owning a cottage on an acre but wants to stay within commuting distance of Cork city, this property with views of the Shournagh Valley at Matehy near Vicarstown might do nicely.

Starter home: Vicarstown, Co Cork €145,000

Size: 75 sq m (811 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: D1

Approximately 15 km from the city, it’s a semi-detached cottage which has been upgraded but, according to Fleming Auctioneers it still requires a little TLC.

Fitted with oil central heating, a new roof, a stove, and some double glazed windows, it has a D1 energy rating.

Accommodation includes a living room, a kitchen with pine units, four bedrooms, and a bathroom.

It is open to offers of in excess of €145,000.

VERDICT: An acre and views make it a rural idyll

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