Starter Homes

BALLYVOLANE, CORK €150,000

Sq m: 79, 850 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

You could get a few drills of spuds up the large side garden and its dog-leg of extra outdoor space, say the selling agents Jeremy Murphy Associates of No 25 Glenheights Park.

The owner-occupied three-bed end terrace townhouse in Cork city’s Ballyvolane has a walled side garden, and inside are an 18’ by 8’ living room, a smart kitchen/dining room and three first floor bedrooms plus one bathroom.

VERDICT: The extra bit of garden’s a bonus.

LISMORE, WATERFORD €98,500

Sq m: 90 (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

Yes, the sale day may now be beckoning for the Lismore cottage called Lá Eile, which translates as ‘Another Day.’

The upgraded two-bed cottage is on a three-quarter acre country site with Knockmealdown mountain views, within a short trek of the west Waterford heritage town of Lismore at Ballinaspick.

Agents Property Partners Spratt now seek offers just under the €100k mark for the cottage with wood-burning stove in the living room, attic storage and quaint old gardens with shed.

VERDICT: Priced at a sub-€100k sum, Lá Eile is an affordable country home within a mile of picturesque Lismore.


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