These six new-builds in North Cork estate are cheapest on the market right now

Viewings are being held 3-7pm most days and this weekend in particular.

Bweeng, North Cork €179,500-€209,000

Size: 128 sq m (1,380 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

BER: N/A

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.

VERDICT: A way to go, or commute perhaps, but value per square foot


Lifestyle

Leopard print midi dresses and sequins swirled beneath glossy goddess hair and golden headbands as the great and the good of Cork gathered for ieStyle Live.Leopard print and sequins to the fore at inaugural #IEStyleLive event

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

More From The Irish Examiner