- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 223 m²
This is a two story period listed home, built circa 1830 which is south facing, looking towards the entrance to Cork harbour, Spike Island and Crosshaven.
Description: There is a magnificent 180 degree view from the house, to the east towards Marlogue Woods, across the bay towards Aghada and Whitegate. Direct south you can see the Spit bank lighthouse, Spike Island, Haulbowline Island and the entrance to Cork harbour, directly to the west you can see Whitepoint and Ringaskiddy.
Access: Via a driveway access via East Hill, the house access is up a set of wide stone steps to the front door. There is a also a side entrance to access the back courtyard.
Entrance: South facing porch, leading into an entrance hall with large cloakroom. Second door into the house protecting the hall. Large hallway running the length of the house ground and first floor.
Rooms: 5 Bedrooms, 2 Reception rooms
There are 2 reception rooms, kitchen a downstairs entrance hall, cloak room and guest toilet. There are a total of 5 double bedrooms, one of which as built-in bunk beds. 2 Bedrooms have their own ensuite-bathrooms and built-in wardrooms. The other 3 bedrooms share a family bathroom with separate toilet.
Main Bedroom: This is the master suite with an ensuite bathroom, built in wardrobes and a fully equipped, recently renovate bathroom.
Ensuite Bedroom: This room is south facing, has an ensuite shower room and built in wardrobe.
Twin Bedroom: Only bedroom facing the back courtyard has built in bunk beds
Two Double Bedrooms: Both south facing, large windows with inbuilt sinks and shelving.
Bathrooms: 3 incl sink and shower. The main bathroom has a sink, shower and bath
Kitchen: South facing kitchen with large window, built in kitchen units and shelves. Contains an oven, hob, extractor, large fridge, sink, dishwasher.
Living Room: Largest room in the house, south facing windows with window seat. Built in stove in the original marble fireplace. Built in bookshelves, original stained woodflooring with underfloor insulation.
Dining Room: Second main reception room, south facing windows with window seat, built in stove in the original marble fireplace, original wood floors, insulated. Built in glass shelves in the alcove.
Playroom: Currently used as a playroom (on the mezzanine) and laundry room. Large room to the back of the house leading out to the back courtyard.
Renovations: The house is fully rendered; the roof was fully replaced in 2005. There were major renovations works carried out in the late 80€TM full rewiring, heating installed, new windows.
Since all of the windows have either been double glazed or replaced. In 2012 Cobh Co Council took up major renovations in the town along all of the cliff faces. The back of the house and cliff overlooking the driveway have had cablings, retaining wires and cement projection removing the danger of stones or earth being displaced.
Windows are all double glazed, painted teak to the front of the house. The back windows are uPVC and are all double glazed, replaced in the last 4 years.
Heating: The heating system runs on fuel, with a new boiler having been installed 2 years ago, new water tank and a Nest system to operate the heating via wifi. There are two built in stoves that are easy to use and can burn coal or wood in the two front rooms.
The house has been insulated both underneath (living and dining room) and in the attic spaces of the whole house. The house has been given a Ber rating D1, which is quite impressive given the age of the house.
Courtyard: Runs the length of the back of the house with two access points, via the playroom from the house or via the side entrance door.
Garden: Lower garden in front of the house, runs the length of the property. To the west you will find the currently owners discreetly located home office. This is accessed via a stone path running between the landscaped gardens and the vegetable plot. There is a decking area large enough to take deck chairs and a 6 seater table for those sunny days and is the perfect barbecue spot. Continuing in the garden you have a mature cherry tree, grassy area and a second vegetable plot. At the very entrance but in the garden, there is a hen coop, large enough for 4 to 6 hens. It housed 4 hens up to earlier this year, much to the pleasure of the local residents who enjoyed hearing the hens clucking. There is a 3 car tarmacked private parking area and at least 2 spaces if needed in front of the house. There is a garden shed and a mature plum tree with a number of other fruit trees growing in the garden, apple, pear and cherry with varying degrees of fruit depending on the year.
There is a landscaped driveway with mature trees and bushes the whole length. This is a shared driveway with a right of way through it to the neighbouring house.
Upper Garden: There is access to the upper garden, a little over-grown currently hiding a secret garden, with incredible views of the harbour and an excellent spot for growing potatoes, which the current owner has grown up to summer 2020. There is also a privacy hedge protecting the lower garden decking area from views of the neighbouring houses ensuring a very private seating area outside to the front of the house.
Home Office: There is a home office in the garden with electricity and internet, built in desk and shelves. It was built in 2011 by the current owner and is really well insulated with a tiled roof and is very comfortable with 3 windows all sporting sea views.
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