Starter home: Off Tower St, Cork City, €125,000

Off-street parking and a garage a boost in town buy, says Trish Dromey.

Size: 76sq m (829sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


This very affordable property at 1 O’Connor Ville, off Tower St in Cork city has something that probably makes its neighbours quite envious — off street parking and a garage.

Guiding at €125,000, the two-bed end of terrace house needs upgrading and renovation, but is very conveniently located within a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

Back on the market after its sale fell through, the property is being sold by Savills who say it is of interest to both first-time buyers and investors.

Starter home: Off Tower St, Cork City, €125,000

“When it was on the market last year, we had around 200 viewings,” says auctioneer Lawrence Sweeney, who is expecting a similar response this time around.

An end of terrace in a small cul de sac off Tower St, the property has 820sq ft of living space.

This includes a sitting room with a fireplace, and a dining room as well as a small kitchenette leading to a long narrow bathroom at the rear. Upstairs there are two carpeted bedrooms.

Fitted with oil fired central heating and single glazed windows, the property has a G BER rating.

The bathroom and the kitchen are part of an extension which has divided the area at the back into two separate yards, one small one and another one which is 19ft long. To the side, there’s an attached garage.

A buyer who wants a larger property could consider the option of using the yard or the garage space to expand.


Very affordable and the parking could be seen as a big plus. Not expected to be too long on the market


With the housing crisis, renovating a run-down property is worth considering if you have the inclination, time, funds and a good team of contractors around you, writes Carol O’CallaghanBehind the scenes in The Great House Revival

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