Starter home: Newmarket, Co Cork €195,000

Property could appeal to a buyer who wants to build a nest egg from a B&B, or who just wants to be a little self-sufficient, says Trish Dromey.

Sq m 179 (1,920 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3


Best Feature: Stage a coop

Mountain View near Newmarket is much more than just a house, it’s a pet-friendly B&B with a chicken coop, a wildlife pond, a small orchard, and a vegetable garden.

For an asking price of €195,000, a buyer is offered an attractive five-bed detached house as well half an acre of gardens with flower beds, a stream and a Spanish BBQ. 

Starter home: Newmarket, Co Cork €195,000

For this, the owners are willing to include most of the furniture - and all of the chickens.

It’s back on the market after a sale fell through, with Barry Auctioneers saying it has wonderful space for family living. 

Agent Tony Barry believes it to could appeal to a buyer who wants to operate a similar enterprise or to one who just wants to keep chickens, grow vegetables, and be a little self sufficient.

Located two-and-a-half miles from Newmarket, the house was built in 2000 and has over 2,200 sq ft of living space. 

Starter home: Newmarket, Co Cork €195,000

Mr Barry says its well kept and in very good order, with double-glazed windows, oil heating, cavity wall insulation and a C2 energy rating. 

Accommodation includes a spacious laminate floored living room with a stove and a 23 ft long kitchen/dining room with modern units and a bay window. 

There’s also a utility room and one en-suite bedroom at ground level. 

The upper floor has a bathroom and four more bedrooms, one with an en-suite In the gardens, there’s a raised bed for growing potatoes, beans and other veg, a large chicken pen, a covered aviary and a garage. 

Starter home: Newmarket, Co Cork €195,000

Behind the house there’s a patio, a clematis-covered pergola and a BBQ.

VERDICT: An opportunity to live the good life.


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