Starter Homes


Sq m: 95 sq m (1,015 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER Rating: D2

As cute as they come, but also comfortable and well-serviced since recent renovations, No 6 Carrigaholt Cottages is a bolt-hole for stressed city types, a lifestyle move for relocaters, or a starting-out pad on the Atlantic shoreline.

An updated cottage, part of a one-time holiday home cluster, it has old-world features like high beamed ceilings and stone flagged floor, etc, all within a walk of beaches, services about a 10 minute spin from Kilkee, say selling agents Sherry FitzGerald McMahon

VERDICT: Cute, and already upgraded.


Sq m: 112 (1,200 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

BER Rating: C3

Really nice houses, and always popular — that’s what estate agent Noel O’Donovan of Hodnett Forde says of Clonakilty’s Woodlands scheme, built by Flemings.

Here, he’s got a terraced townhouse No 26 for sale, in very good order, with a €180,000 asking price, off-street parking, rear yard/patio with handy side access, and three WCs in all thanks to a decent overall 1,200 sq ft floor area.

VERDICT: Within a walk of the town, and a good setting, popular with traders down and starters out.


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