Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €260,000

Dormer property could be a perfect starter home, says Trish Dromey.

Size: 109 sq m (1176 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3/4

Bathrooms: 2


As a well maintained semi with a bit more space than the average starter home, No 64 Willowfield in Ballincollig is expected to attract a good attendance at open viewings being held today and Monday. 

Guiding at €260,000, it’s on the market with selling agents Sherry FitzGerald who say it’s well presented and has 1,170 sq ft including a ground floor room which could be used as either a fourth bedroom or a study.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €260,000

“It’s on a corner site overlooking a green area and is within a 10 minute walk from shops in the town centre,” says auctioneer Norma Healy, who believes it could tick some boxes for first-time buyers.

Built in the 1980s, it’s a gable-fronted dormer property with dormer windows added at the side. 

Downstairs there’s a front living room with a gas fire and a bay window, as well as a shower room and a study. To the rear there’s a kitchen with fitted units and an archway leading through to a dining area.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €260,000

Upstairs there’s a timber-floored double bedroom at the front which has both an en suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe. Overlooking the garden at the rear are two smaller bedrooms.

Fitted with double glazed windows and gas heating, the house has a D1 energy rating.

The garden at the rear may need a little tending, but is south facing and has good space since the owners fitted in a shed, a patio, a decked area, and a pergola.

VERDICT: Starter home with a little extra space


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