Moving on: Self-build in Midleton

THIS collection of sites on the outskirts of Midleton will appeal to self-builders, one of the stronger areas of a weak property market.

And with prices starting at €130,000 through DNG Kevin Condon, the entry level is low.

However, for those who don’t fancy doing it themselves, the agents can facilitate a build service too, with completed houses on sale to builder’s finish with prices starting at €280,000.

The development, called Cois Muileann is close to Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Glanmire and Cork city and are open to all applicants as the scheme is outside the Rural Housing Control Zone.

Location: Ballincurrig, Midleton.

Price: €130,000

Size: 186.9 sq m

Bedrooms: 4/5

BER rating: TBA

VERDICT: Good value if buyers are prepared for a big project — site sizes are generous too — ranging from 0.7 to 1.5 of an acre.


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