NEW houses being built to finish off the Droimneach estate in North Cork’s Bweeng will qualify for the just-revealed €10,000 buyers’ aid package announced by Housing Minister Simon Coveney, according to developer Bernard Hennessy — who adds that he reckons his six remaining homes in the development are about the cheapest new-builds, per square foot, in the Cork market right now.
Having previously developed schemes as far west as Barley Cove, Mr Hennessy took on completion of the Droimneach housing estate in Bweeng, eight miles beyond Mallow and 20 minutes from Blackpool, from NAMA last December.
He’s now sold all the previously-built two-storey houses, and the Price Register shows a steady stream of house sales across several estates in the rural village of Bweeng in the past several years.
Early in 2016 the developer began the construction of 13 new four-bedroomed, timber-frame houses to complete the Droimneach estate.
Coming up to practical completion stage now, sales have been agreed on seven via various agents and the developer himself, with six left to sell, made up of four, four-bed semis of 1,380 sq ft priced at €179,500, and two detacheds at €209,000.
Viewings are being held 3-7pm most days and this weekend in particular, said Bernard Hennessy, and a number of the houses have attached integrated garages, suitable for granny flat conversions.
A way to go, or commute perhaps, but value per square foot