Four on the market: Period homes in Cork
A selection of four period homes, some of which boast sea views and wooded grounds, which are currently available to buy in Cork.
2 Bellevue Place, Monkstown
€335k Cohalan Downing (021) 427 7717
Bellevue Place is a 19th century terrace set back from the Strand Road in Monkstown, with impressive sea views. Number 2 has two interconnected reception rooms on the ground floor - a living room and a dining room - both with bay windows overlooking the sea. There's also a fitted kitchen, utility room, pantry, and a guest toilet. On the first floor there's the main bathroom and five bedrooms, and above that there's a floored attic. Total floor area is 2,000 sq ft. There's a garden at the front with a garage.
Rathealy House, Fermoy
€895k Michael H Daniels & Co (025) 31023
Rathealy House, built in 1730, is set on 40 acres of wooded grounds overlooking the River Blackwater, and it comes with fishing rights, rented annually to a local club. The house is 4,736 sq ft in size and needs renovation. It has two reception rooms, a kitchen, utility and boot room, a conservatory, three bathrooms and six bedrooms, over three floors. There's also a two-storey 1,600 sq ft self-contained guest annexe. The grounds include and a stone yard with outbuildings, including a coach house and stables.
Turk Head, Skibbereen
€395k Charles McCarthy (028) 21533
Turk Head in west Cork is a remote spot looking over Roaring Water Bay and the Carbery isles. This two-storey two-bedroom cottage is one of the oldest properties on the peninsula but has been renovated and reroofed. The ground floor has a living room with a fireplace, a study, kitchen with vaulted ceiling and skylight, and a utility room and guest toilet. The two bedrooms and main bathroom are upstairs. Total floor area is 1,400 sq ft. It's on an acre-and-a-half of grounds and comes with several outbuildings.
Sarah’s House, Bere Island
€169k Dominic J Daly & Co (021) 427 7399
Sarah's House is a traditional Bere Island farmhouse on two acres that's been well restored in recent years. It overlooks Laurence Cove harbour and is close to the ferry at Rerrin village. In the traditional style, the front door opens directly into the fully fitted kitchen. The living room is carpeted and has a vintage fireplace in an exposed stone wall. Also on the ground floor is a shower room and one of the four bedrooms; the others are upstairs. Outside there's a lawned garden with a patio and shed, as well as a paddock.