Mount Woods is a vast scheme near the top of Maryborough Hill in Douglas, on the southern outskirts of Cork City, where the site has views of the city to the north and the surrounding countryside to the south.
Glenveagh Properties is building 198 homes at Mount Woods, which is set on the crest of the Lee Valley's southern ridge. In April, Glenveagh also applied for fast-track planning for a strategic housing development of 449 homes on the lands adjoining Mount Woods.
Despite Covid-19 restrictions, some 24 houses have sold off the plans since Mount Woods launched at the start of March, and there are still properties for sale. Prices start at €275,000 for a two-bed terraced house, rising to €295,000 for a three-bed version. A three-bed semi-detached design costs from €345,000, while the four-bed style is priced from €395,000.
The four-bed semi has a brick-and-render facade, with rear double doors to the garden opening from the lounge area of the kitchen/dining/family room.
Mount Woods is 6km from Cork City Centre and has easy access to the South Ring Road network, which links up with western routes as well as with the M8 motorway to Dublin.
There is a bus stop outside the development for the 220 route to the city centre and other suburbs.
Back in May 2019, when the Celtic Phoenix had firmly risen from the ashes of the recession, a new section was released at a Carrickmines development that was once consigned as a legacy of the property market's boom and bust.