Starter home: Whitegate, East Cork €265,000

‘People move to Whitegate as a lifestyle choice,’ says the auctioneer of this home in the village, reports Trish Dromey.

Starter home: Whitegate, East Cork €265,000

Size: 162 sq m

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: C1

An East Cork buyer with €265,000 to spend could buy a semi in Midleton - or, consider the option of this detached house at 1 Middle Road in Whitegate.

Built in 2004, it’s a spacious three-bed house with 1,750 sq ft of living space.

Selling agents Hegarty Properties say it’s a beautifully presented, individually built property which is likely to attract first-time buyers from Midleton who want to make their money go further.

Auctioneer Adrianna Hegarty believes the local amenities on offer in Whitegate could also be a selling point.

“People move to Whitegate as a lifestyle choice — there’s the beach and the sailing club and there are good primary schools in Aghada and Whitegate,” she says.

There are two front living rooms — one carpeted, one timber-floored, both with fireplaces — as well as a 25’ kitchen/dining room with white wall units with appliances as well as a timber-topped sky blue island unit.

To the rear there’s a utility room and a guest WC. Upstairs there’s a bathroom and three timber-floored bedrooms including one with a shelved walk-in wardrobe.

Fitted with oil-fired heating (under floor at ground level) the property has a C1 BER rating.

Divided by a wall, the front garden has an enclosed lawn with blue picket fencing at one side and a tarmac driveway on the other. There’s also an enclosed patio garden at the rear with a shed and a BBQ.

Situated on a quiet country road, the house is located within a five-minute walk of shops and amenities in Whitegate and is 12km from Midleton.

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