There are gems to be found if you’re willing to house hunt outside the city.
A four-bedroom terraced house for €70,000 might be a pipe dream in the suburbs, but take a spin 35 minutes north of the bright lights and a bargain awaits in the cosy village of Glanworth.
Nestled behind two smart trees on Main Street, this home has just hit the market with Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan.
It’s in need of renovation, but the potential to create a picturesque family home here is huge. Firstly, there’s plenty of room to extend (rear access leads onto the village green and there’s a large garage).
There’s a kitchen, living room and store room as well as one bedroom on the ground floor and a further three bedrooms upstairs.
The house also boasts a spacious rear yard with access to the green area. Glanworth is situated a mere 7 / 8 minute drive from Fermoy town and is within easy access of the M8 motorway, with the journey to Cork city a mere 30 minute drive.
Glanworth is on the up too. There’s a lovely playground in the village, with an astro turf and tennis courts planned. The primary school is within walking distance and the secondary school buses to Fermoy town stop on the road just past the house.
From the 13-arch, 15th Century Glanworth Bridge, the narrowest and oldest public bridge in everyday use in Europe. to Glanworth Castle, one of the most photographed castles in the country, the area is steeped in history.
The 5,000-year-old Labbacallee Megalithic Tomb dates from the early bronze age. Historians agree it’s one of the finest graves of its type in Ireland.
What this means is that there are plenty of local attractions to enjoy as a resident, but the village and its surrounding areas will also make this an attractive buy for anybody interested in letting out a room or two on Airbnb.
For a glimpse of the interior, book a viewing with Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan here.