Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €230,000

Trish Dromey says this semi is being sold lock, stock and barrel and there’s little to do save adding colour to the front and rear gardens.

Sq m 95 (1,020 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3


THE arrival on the market of this fully furnished three-bed showhouse at 33 Inis Álainn, Carrignafoy in Cobh is a bit like a blast from the past.

Kitted out with everything from cushions to wall prints, the 1,020 sq ft three-bed semi is on the market with DNG Condon who say that for €230,000 it offers good value for a buyer taking a lock, stock and barrel approach to house purchase.

Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €230,000

Situated in a 60-house estate constructed in the boom, it’s one of a number of Inis Álainn properties taken over by Nama but which have now come back on the market in the recovery.

Auctioneer Jean Shanahan says DNG Murphy Conon has sold 14 in the estate and this showhouse, which is new to the market, is one of the last ones left. As can be expected of a showhouse it has been fully decorated and is finished to a tee. 

Accommodation includes a wooden-floored sitting room with a bright suite and simple fireplace, as well as a kitchen diner with cream units and integrated appliances. 

Off the hallway there’s a guest WC while the first floor has a bathroom and three carpeted bedrooms, two doubles and a single, one en suite.

Fitted with gas heating and double glazing, the house has a B3 energy rating. Although a new owner will have little to do in the house they could add a little colour to the gardens which have been lawned but not planted. 

Located within two kilometersof Cobh town centre, this could be ideal for a first-time buyer.


A fully furnished showhouse is quite a rare sight these days.


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