WRAPPING YOUR HEAD around the property market can be challenging, so we’re here to make things easier.
Each week, we find a number of homes within a similar budget, to give you the best idea of the property landscape at a particular price point.
This week, we’re looking at properties in Co Cork, which will leave you change from €600,000.
Close to everything in Ballincollig and ready to walk into, this home is nicely private but offers a sense of community too. With parking to the front and a lovely back garden, this is an ideal family home. The garden has an Indian slate patio and raised beds offer and is also home to a large shed for extra storage.
Four bedrooms and three bedrooms along with an open plan kitchen and living area with a separate sitting room make up the 117 m² house. It has a good BER of C2, which could be improved with some further renovations.
Dereenacknow is a charming four-bed that sits on three acres. A ten-minute drive from the nearest town of Bantry, it reflects the owners who have lived here for more than 20 years. An extended 19th-century farmhouse that’s surrounded by a garden that mixes planted areas with meadow and woodland. It’s also home to an orchard and a hidden pond.
There are four bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom. There is a living room and a separate sunroom along with a joined kitchen and dining area that has a utility room. The kitchen looks out onto a courtyard at the back of the house, while a door from the hallway lets you step into it. The remaining three bedrooms sit upstairs and all have en suite shower rooms.
With its A-rated energy credentials and bright back garden that faces south, this home in Blarney ticks many boxes. Spread over a generous 160 m², the rooms in 9 Sliabh Rua consist of two sitting rooms and a bright sunroom that has French doors to the outside space.
The kitchen is modern and clean lined and is complete with every appliance needed. There’s no doubt the solar and PV panels, as well as exceptional air tightness, affords this house its A3 BER. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom while the others share the large family bathroom.
38 Blossomhill is a roomy family home that’s part of a popular development in the town of Midleton. Recently updated, this 167 m² home is in great nick. The ground floor is open plan incorporating the well-zoned kitchen, dining and living room. The garden faces west and can be accessed from this bright and airy space.
There is also a separate sitting room, a study and a utility on the ground floor. Four bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms, sit upstairs. To the front it overlook a large green and the development and is close to everything Midleton town has on offer while Cork city is just a short drive away.