4 of a kind... average-priced homes in Munster
Lui na Greine, Mitchelstown, Co Cork €220,000
Cork is the most expensive county in Munster in which to buy property, according to the latest Daft.ie figures. The average price there at the end of June was standing at just under €207,000 and has, in all likelihood, increased since then.
This four-bedroom semi-detached house in the Lui na Greine development in Mitchelstown is within walking distance of all the town centre amenities and just 4km from Junction 13 of the M8 motorway, placing both Cork and Limerick within commuting distance. The Jack Lynch Tunnel is a 30-minute drive.
The house is positioned on a south-facing site, areas of which are in both lawn and cobble lock, and there is plenty of off-street parking. Inside, there is a kitchen, living room and dining room on the ground floor, while the four bedrooms, one of which is en suite, are on the first floor. The house also has a family bathroom.
Mitchelstown has a population of about 3,300 and lies in a valley to the south of the Galty mountains.
The town is known as a centre of cheese production and is the headquarters of the Dairygold Co-operative, formed by the merger of the former Mitchelstown Co-op and the Ballyclough Co-operative, of Mallow, and is now the largest farmer-owned co-operative in Ireland.
Mitchelstown has branches of Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and SuperValu as well as independent retailers and a number of cafes and restaurants, including the popular Market Place. The town also has a good selection of primary and secondary schools, and active local spots clubs.
Agent: Michael Dorgan (025) 85700
According to the latest Daft.ie survey, the average price in Waterford is just under €205,000. For just a few thousand less, you could have this detached four-bedroom house at 2 Silverwood, Ferrybank, which has 110sqm of living space. There are two reception rooms and a kitchen-diner, and new owners will have the option of knocking the dining room through to the kitchen to make a more open-plan space. Three of the bedrooms are en-suite and the house has been refurbished and recently re-decorated.
Silverwood is a mature development that's a short drive from Waterford city centre and well-located for access to the M9 and motorway network, as well as schools, sports clubs and shopping facilities.
Agent: Ennis Gough Property (051) 851166
According to the latest Daft.ie survey, the average property price in Tipperary is just under €163,000, the lowest in Munster. 19 Rosslands in Roscrea is a four-bedroom semi-detached family home situated close to Roscrea town centre and three minutes' drive from the M7 motorway. Off the entrance hall is a sitting room with bay window and open fire, a large kitchen / dining room, a utility room, and an under-stairs lavatory. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, with the master en-suite, and a family bathroom.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Fogarty (0505) 21192
According to the latest Daft.ie figures, the average price of a property in Kerry is just under €180,000. For €5,000 less, you could buy this unfinished detached two-storey house on three acres at Martara about four kilometres outside Ballylongford and spend the rest of your money finishing it. The house is being sold as is, which will be appealing to prospective purchasers seeking to complete a property to their own requirements and select finishes themselves. The setting is quiet and rural, and the house has three reception rooms and four bedrooms, one of which is en-suite.
There is mains water on site, a sewage treatment system has been installed and the house has PVC double glazed windows and doors.
Agent: Jerry Flynn & Co (068) 31046