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Price comparison: What will €220,000 buy me in Cork right now?

Including a four-bed with beautiful gardens in Dunmanway, and a duplex apartment in Cobh.

WORKING TO A STRICT budget in a fast-changing property market can be tricky, but we’re here to make things simpler.

Each week, we’ll handpick a number of homes within a similar budget in one part of the country.

This week, we’re down south in Co Cork with a budget of €220,000. From a home with half an acre of mature gardens in Dunmanway to a bright four-bed in Charleville, here’s what your money will get you…

Bantry Rd, Dunmanway

Built in 1939, this lovingly maintained family residence sits on an elevated site just outside Dunmanway town centre. The rear garden at Wood House extends to approximately half an acre, with lush greenery and trees throughout. Inside, there’s a dining room and lounge to the front, both with bay windows. The back door opens into a bright kitchen and sunroom, with a living room, bedroom and shower room completing the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms.

The property also includes a separate one bedroom apartment which could be rented out or incorporated into the main house. Location-wise, Wood House is perfectly situated for families, with a primary school, secondary school and swimming pool within walking distance, and more amenities in Dunmanway’s bustling town centre. The trip to Cork city takes around 55 minutes.

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Sirius Wharf, Cobh

Located along the coastline, 4 Sirius Wharf is a two-bedroom duplex apartment. The property measures 742 sq ft and is accessed from via a private staircase from the ground floor of the building. No 4 features a a large picture window in the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, with views out to the sea.

On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms and the main bathroom. Features include clever fitted storage in the bedrooms, timber flooring and gas fired central heating. The heart of Cobh town is a five-minute walk from the apartment, with restaurants, sights and shops to enjoy.

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Forenaght, Skibbereen

Sitting on half an acre of mature gardens is this three-bedroom detached bungalow. With plenty of space and an attic with conversion potential, the house would make a comfortable holiday home or family residence. The site also includes a detached lofted garage for parking or storage.

The property is 8km from Skibbereen with its world-famous weekly market and a wealth of amenities, or just 5km from Castletownshend village. For trips further afield, you can be on the N71 in just a few minutes.

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Dromina, Charleville 

A picture-perfect property, 3 Creamery View is a four-bed family home with a bright and well-kept interior. It features large living areas, including a living room with a bay window to the front, plus an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room with a solid fuel stove and a sunny conservatory.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, with the potential for one (or both) to be transformed into a home office if needed. The master bedroom, which is located on the first floor, boasts a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. There are lawns to the front and rear, as well as a patio area to the side of the sun room.

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