GETTING TO GRIPS with a fast-changing property market is tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.
Each week, we’ll handpick four homes within a similar budget, to give you a snapshot of the property landscape at a particular price point.
This week, we’re looking at properties around Co Cork with an asking price of exactly €450,000 – from a four-bed with countryside views in Clonakilty to a five-bed with a jacuzzi in Crosshaven.
Located a 10-minute drive from Ovens village, this four-bed detached property was built in 2006. It sits on a south-facing site of 0.7 acres and features an attractive natural stone facade, plus a detached garage. Inside, there’s an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, plus a sun room and sitting room.
The kitchen is fitted with solid cherry cabinets, display units, a window seat and a centre island. A pine staircase leads to the first floor, with all four bedrooms here. The master bedroom benefits from a recently refurbished en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Ballincollig town is a 12-minute drive away, while Cork city can be reached in 20 minutes.
Sitting on an elevated site of two acres, this four-bed family home boasts a south-facing aspect and tranquil countryside views. There’s plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors here, with paved patio areas, lawns, paddocks and a detached workshop. Inside, there are numerous high quality features, including porcelain ceramic tiling, open fireplaces and wooden floors.
The heart of the home is the bespoke kitchen with Miele appliances, a centre island and a breakfast bar, while an open archway leads to the spacious sun room, which is used as a lounge and dining area. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Clonakilty town is a 10-minute drive away.
Built in 1991 and extended in 2005, this five-bed family home enjoys a bright and spacious layout. It measures 2,750 sq ft and features a living room with a tiled fireplace and bay window, plus an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. A sunny conservatory with beautiful views and a utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys sights of the countryside, as well as a jacuzzi and a walk-in wardrobe. Outside, there’s a lawn and patio area that’s surrounded by hedges for maximum privacy. Midleton town is a 10-minute drive away, while Cloyne is four minutes away.
A five-bed property, 12 Woodford measures 1,505 sq ft. It benefits from a private rear garden with a paved patio and lawn area, and a large hot tub. To the front, there’s off-street parking and grass on either side. Stepping inside, there’s a spacious living area to the front and a separate living and dining area to the rear.
Double doors lead from this room to the kitchen, where there are pine cabinets and access to the utility room. There’s wooden flooring throughout the ground floor, and in each of the bedrooms. Crosshaven village is a five-minute walk away, with calming views of the Owenabue River and Crosshaven Boatyard from here.