Starter home: Crosshaven, Cork Harbour; €155,000

They are not just driving the 16 miles to Crosshaven from Cork city — they are also walking in off their yachts, from as far away as Carlingford Lough, to throw an eye over 6, The Orchard.

The three-bed, one en suite, mid-terraced townhouse set just above Cronin’s bar and a few minutes from the waters of Cork harbour is for sale with joint agents Cahalane Skuse and Michael McKenna, who guide a modest €155,000 for this safe and homely berth.

VERDICT: Getting sailor and landlubber interest alike


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