One four-bed semi remains in resurrected Drake's Point
Drake's Point, Crosshaven, Co Cork
Published 04/11/2016 | 02:30
Crosshaven's sailing roots couldn't get any more salubrious - the Cork village is home to the world's oldest yacht club, the Royal Cork, which was founded in 1720.
But with new-home construction limited within the environs of Cork City, Crosshaven has also become a hub for commuters.
Before the crash, O'Flynn Construction built some 200 units as part of the Brightwater scheme in the historic harbour-side village. A further 200 homes were to be constructed nearby, under the name Drake's Point, but just 10 were completed by 2009.
Three of those homes sold in May and June, and the ambitious plans for Drake's Point have been resurrected. Six new builds at the development were launched off the plans in September and one from that batch remains. It belongs to the scheme's Type E, namely a four-bed semi-detached property measuring 1,343 sq ft and priced from €325,000. More of the B Type will come on the market in the next six months as part of a plan to drip-feed 35 houses in a new phase of Drake's Point.
On the ground floor, this semi-detached house has a living room with a fireplace surround and solid fuel stove, a kitchen/dining room with fitted units, a utility, WC, and a cloakroom. French doors to the rear lead to a paved patio and a garden. The master ensuite, a family bathroom and three more bedrooms are all upstairs.
The A-rated new builds have solar panels as standard and feature an air-to-water heat pump system that provides a responsive central heating system.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (New Homes) (021) 4273041