Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €240,000

Trish Dromey says a former showhouse in this Ballincollig estate has been well-maintained by one careful owner since its first exposure.

Size: 90 sq m (976 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER: D1

A SHOWHOUSE when it was built in 1985, this three bed detached property at 184 The Willows in Ballincollig, is once again open for viewings.

With a guide of €240,000, it’s possibly the most affordable detached property in the town and, in recent days, was scheduled for three open viewings.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €240,000

Selling agents Sherry FitzGerald say the 976 sq ft house has had one careful owner since its showhouse days, and is very well maintained. 

“It’s also well located in a quiet cul-de- sac within a short walk from shops and amenities in the town centre,” says auctioneer Norma Healy.

Accommodation includes a carpeted living room at the front with a marble fireplace as well as a kitchen/dining room at the rear with fitted units.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €240,000

Upstairs there’s a bathroom and three bedrooms — two at the front and one spacious one at the back overlooking the garden.

Fitted with single-glazed windows and oil-fired heating, the property has a D1 energy rating. 

There’s parking and lawn at the front and at the rear there are some beds, a shed and a long patio running the full length of the garden. Ms Healy says that the garden offers space for an extension.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €240,000

“Detached houses costing less than €250,000 are rare in Ballincollig. We had good viewings — most of the interest is coming from first time buyers,” she adds.

Part of a row of 10 detached houses the property is approximately one kilometre from the town centre.

VERDICT: Busy viewings expected.


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