Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €225,000

Situated in the Old Quarter in Ballincollig, this smart two-bedroom townhouse is of a type that’s in demand right now, says Trish Dromey.

Sq m 70 (760 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2


Best Feature: spotless buy

Although sales have been brisk in Ballincollig in recent months, there has been little availability of two-bed townhouses such as this one at 60 Coopers Grange. 

Sherry FitzGerald says that for the first-time buyer, this could well be preferable to an apartment and, with a guide of €225,000 will also prove more affordable than a three-bed semi.

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €225,000

Situated in the popular Old Quarter development, within a few minutes walk of shops and amenities in Ballincollig, No 60 has 760 sq ft of accommodation. 

Auctioneer Norma Healy says it’s been tastefully decorated in neutral shades and is in beautiful condition. 

To the front of the house there’s a modern tiled kitchen with shaker-style units and stainless steel appliances. 

To the rear there’s a sitting room with semi-solid timber flooring, a cream fireplace, and patio doors leading out to the garden. 

Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €225,000

The house also has an under-stairs guest WC. 

On the upper level there’s a bathroom and two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.

Fitted with gas heating and double-glazed windows, the property has a B3 energy rating. 

Overlooking a large green area it has a small paved area at the front and a garden with lawn and a patio enclosed by block built walls at the rear. 

There is also one designated parking space.

Given that this property is of a type in short supply and that it’s in excellent condition, Ms Healy expects strong interest at opening viewings today and Monday. 

VERDICT: Has the location, condition, and price to give it starter appeal


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