Starter home: Midleton, Cork Harbour €120,000

Set by a wood and a shingle strand in Cork harbour’s Ballyvodock, near Midleton, is this piece of olde worlde charm, needing new world comforts.

Size: 14 sq m (151 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 2 


Local estate agent David Keane guides the Gate Lodge, by the entrance pillars to the early 1800s Ahenesk House at €120,000.

The diminutive gate lodge needs total refurbishment and extension, and is on a site of one third of an acre with wood-line avenue.

VERDICT: Stunning setting makes it worth a look and a dream of restoration dramas.


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