Cottage overlooking Dunworley Bay one of four Cork homes for less than €300,000

A little cottage with a very big view: This one-bedroom property in West Cork overlooks Dunworley Bay from its sloping three-quarter-acre plot.

“Called Dunworley View, it was built as a summer house about 35 years ago, and it has incredible views,” says Maeve McCarthy of Charles McCarthy, citing a €290,000 guidebook.

With just 46 square meters of living space and BER exempt due to its size, it is a traditional style country house with stone cladding on the gable. It needs some reform and modernization, it has electric heating, running water and a septic tank. Ms McCarthy says the size of the site gives the buyer the option of applying for planning permission for an extension.

Inside the small cabin there is a living/dining/kitchen area with some fitted units, as well as a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower.

Ms McCarthy says the property is attracting interest from vacation home buyers but could be considered by a buyer looking to convert it into a family home.

“This is a rare opportunity to purchase a seaside hideaway in a highly sought after seaside location,” he adds.

Located in Lislevane, Dunworley View is across the road from a slipway and is a 20-minute walk from Moloney’s strand, a sandy beach popular with swimmers. Located across the bay from Dunworley Beach, the property is seven kilometers from Timoleague and 15 kilometers from Clonakilty.

VERDICT: It offers excellent views and many possibilities.

Durrus, West Cork

€299,000 and €315,000

Size

106 square meters

Bedrooms

3

Toilets

3

BER

A2

Although new builds are quite rare in the West Cork village of Durrus, Hodnett Forde Property Services recently listed two new three-bedroom trailers: one with a kitchen for €315,000 and one without a kitchen for €299,000.

Auctioneer Mark Kelly says properties in Carraig Naofa, the only development to be built in the village in recent years, will attract holiday home buyers, investors and young buyers. “It is registered in the Help to buy / First home scheme,” he says.

Built to an A2 energy standard, both properties have 106 square feet of living space, which on the ground floor includes a living room and eat-in kitchen, as well as an under-stairs bathroom. The upper floor each has a bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite.

“The properties have been fully finished with wooden floors and tiles and have air-to-water heat pumps and triple glazing,” says Mr Kelly explaining that No. 15 is the one with the kitchen and No. 14 is the which is for sale without it. . No. 17, a four-bedroom single-family home priced at €445,000, has also been opened.

The village, located near Sheep’s Head and the Mizen Peninsula, is popular with tourists. “Carraig Naofa is just a short walk from town amenities and only a 15-minute drive from Bantry,” says Mr Kelly, noting that tourist spots like Schull, Ahakista, Ballydehob and Sheep’s Head are easily accessible.

The most recently recorded sale at Carraig Naofa was in May 2021 when number 11 sold for €204,300.

VERDICT: New homes, being scarce, are always in demand.

Quaker Road, Cork City

€225,000

Size

84 square meters (900 square feet)

Bedrooms

two

Toilets

1

BER

D1

Convenient to the city center and affordable, No 11 East View Terrace, on Quaker Road, is new to the market with a guideline of €225,000.

Located in a cul-de-sac a 10-minute walk from Cork city center, it is a two-bedroom mid-terrace house that is likely to appeal to first-time buyers and investors alike.

Equipped with double glazing and gas heating, it is in need of a refurbishment but according to John Barry of auctioneers Frank V Murphy it has huge potential.

VERDICT: It could become an attractive city platform.

Donnybrook, Cork

€275,000

Size

86 square meters (926 square feet)

Bedrooms

3

Toilets

1

BER

Earring

The owners of 73 Bracken Court in Donnybrook have added some character and color to their three-bedroom townhouse with some creative shelving.

Joint listing agents, Jeremy Murphy and Irish & European auctioneers say the 1980s-built property is in good condition and, given its size, Douglas location and asking price, would make an ideal home to start with. .

The accommodation includes a living room and a kitchen/dining room. The upper floor has a bathroom and three bedrooms.

Overlooking parkland to the front, it is just over 2km from the village of Douglas.

VERDICT: A three-bed semi in the Douglas area is likely to look good in this price range

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