THIS WEEK WE’RE scouring the rebel county to find out what €400,000 will get us in the current climate.
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to house hunting but budgeting is important. If you’re looking to buy in Cork, let us do some of the work for you with these top picks.
101 St Brendan’s Road has great views over Cork city seeing as it sits on an elevated corner site. The house has been extended to the back to include a larger kitchen and an extra bathroom. The garden is fenced and faces south west, with a patio area and the added benefit of a garden shed.
The home is a walk away from Blackpool Shopping Centre, plenty of local schools and two bus routes go straight past the door.
Spanning 142 m² and with a C2 BER, 29 Rowan Court in Carrigaline has a wrap around extension that is now home to a generously-sized open plan kitchen, dining and living space that’s full of natural light. The kitchen comes complete with high-end appliances and a standout island. There’s the added luxury of a separate utility room just off this space. Double doors also connect the living room creating a ground floor with great flow. An extra bedroom was also added to the ground floor as part of the extension.
The three remaining bedrooms live upstairs, and each one has a built-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac that’s just a short walk from the town of Carrigaline.
If space and closeness to a large town are two things on your must-have list, then check out this 139 m² home at Slip, an area on the edge of the market town of Bantry in West Cork. An extension on the ground floor added a bedroom and allowed for a larger kitchen. Also on the ground floor is a lounge and a dining area that’s part of the kitchen. Patio doors from here lead to the back garden.
The garden is set up with a gazebo and seating area making it an ideal place to host BBQs and kids’ parties. There’s also a lawn and a garden house that’s hooked up with electricity.
Staying in West Cork, this detached home sits on 0.3 of an acre and has unrivalled views over Crookhaven Harbour which is located on the way to Mizen Head. Crookhaven is a short drive away, as is Barleycove beach and the villages of Goleen and Schull.
Inside, and all on the one floor, this bright and spacious 103 m² bungalow comprises an open plan kitchen, living and dining space, a separate utility room and a washroom as well as the family bathroom and four bedrooms.