Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €200,000

Trish Dromey on a three-bed apartment on the market in Ballincollig.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €200,000

Size: 88 sq m (950 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2


Three bed apartments are in fairly short supply in Ballincollig so the interest in this one at No 1 Distillery Court, the Maltings, on Station Road has been good.

That’s according to Savills auctioneer Claire Dennehy who already has an offer of €205,000 on the property which is guiding at €200,000.

“ It’s a ground floor apartment with its own front door access. It has been newly refurbished by its owners and is within walking distance of all local amenities” she says.

Accommodation at this just reworked Distillery Court unit includes a timber floored living /dining room as well as a utility room and a kitchen with modern fitted units and a stainless steel oven.

There’s also a bathroom and three bedrooms, including one with an en suite.

The apartment has gas central heating and a C1 energy rating. Features include a private patio at the side and an allocated parking space and there are communal gardens in the development.

This apartment was bought by its current owners last year and the purchase for €170,000 is listed on the Property Price register as taking place in March this year.

Before that the most recent sale at Distillery Court was in February 2015 when a one bed apartment at no 34 sold for €120,000.

VERDICT: Option for an investor, or for someone who is tired of renting from an investor.

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