Thursday 19 January 2017

Lead a double life in Cobh County Cork for €435k

Published 03/04/2015 | 02:30

Whitepoint House - this 19th century detached house has views all the way to Cork Harbour
Whitepoint House - this 19th century detached house has views all the way to Cork Harbour
The drawing room with marble fireplace and bay window

There are clear views of Cork harbour from Whitepoint House, an early 19th century detached residence in Cobh.

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And across the road is a common green area, so the view of the water is interrupted and presumably always will be.

Whitepoint was built around 1830 as a single house, but at some point it was divided in two, with separate accommodation on the upper floor and the lower, both having their own external access.

The idea is that you can turn it back into a single residence easily enough by reinstating the main staircase and getting rid of some of the duplicate rooms. And as the overall floor space is around 4,000 sq ft, it has the makings of a fine big house.

Original features include window shutters and floors, as well as high ceilings with centre roses. The ground-floor living accommodation consists of a drawing room with a marble fireplace and bay window, a kitchen/ living room with an oil-fired Aga and a door to the patio, a utility room and a study.

There are four bedrooms on this floor, including one with an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room.

On the upper level, which is smaller, there's another kitchen and sitting room, an office, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The oil-fired Aga heats the lower level and there's gas-fired central heating above.

It's on a site of a third of an acre, with a gravelled parking area at the back. The back garden has a patio and barbecue area, and there's also a double garage.

There's an also an option to buy an adjoining site, with planning permission on it for another detached house.

Whitepoint is on the market for €435,000 with English Auctioneers (021) 4811494.

The adjoining site has an asking price of €115,000.

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