Monday 9 December 2019

Take Four: Houses for sale in the Rebel County

A selection of four attractive properties suiting different needs in the 'real capital', Cork.

Knockgriffin House, Midleton
Knockgriffin House, Midleton
4 Brookside, Innishannon, Co Cork
Old School House, Knockskeagh, Leap, Co Cork
'Villa Bello Sguardo', Farran, Co Cork

A selection of four attractive properties suiting different needs in the 'real capital', Cork.

What: Five-bedroom Edwardian home in need of complete renovation

Where: Knockgriffin House, Midleton

Price: €200k

Knockgriffin House, Midleton

This property sits on 1.3 acres and is 3,444 sq ft in size.

Although most of the interior walls are intact, full renovation and restoration is required to bring it back to living condition. Accessed through stone entrance pillars, the exterior is in good shape. The ground floor has a number of reception rooms, including a dining room with bay windows and French doors, a living room, reception hallway, study, office and laundry, amongst others. Upstairs are five bedrooms; the master has an en-suite and adjacent dressing room and one other is also en-suite. Three have fireplaces. There is a double garage on the grounds also.

Located on the Midleton bypass at the Castlerock roundabout, it is on the western edge of Midleton with Cork city 20km away. The coastal village of Cobh is 17km to the south.

Enquiries to: Barry Auctioneers (021) 427 9677



What: One-bed townhouse with feature decking

Where: 4 Brookside, Innishannon, West Cork

Price: €80k

4 Brookside, Innishannon, Co Cork

A brightly coloured row of townhouses on the edge of Innishannon has number four planted firmly in the centre.

All of 224 sq ft, it has been laid out in an open plan fashion, with the kitchen/living room taking up the length of the ground floor, and a separate dining/sun room giving access to a raised decked area, which has steps down to a fenced-off paved patio at ground level. There is a small brook at the boundary of the property to the rear, which is surrounded by mature foliage and trees.

The entire upstairs space houses the only bedroom (10' 11” x 9' 1”), which has a shower room en suite.

Cork city is 22km from Innishannon, while Kinsale is 14km and Bandon 7km.

Enquiries to: Henry O’Leary Auctioneers |(023) 883 5959.



What: Three-bed converted Victorian schoolhouse

Where: Old School House, Knockskeagh, Leap, Co Cork

Price: €430k

Old School House, Knockskeagh, Leap, Co Cork

Originally built in 1841, this school house was converted some years ago to a family home.

Measuring 1,100 sq ft, it has three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a kitchen, utility and shower room with the largest space reserved for the living room (25' 11” x 18' 1”), which is dual aspect and incorporates a roof window.

Outside there are mature planted gardens, a detached boathouse and a separate stone out-building measuring 300 sq ft, which could be converted into office space or even guest accommodation.

Leap is 3.5km from Glandore and 10km from Skibbereen, and the townland of Knockskeagh is north west of the village of Leap.

Enquiries to: Charles McCarthy Auctioneers (028) 21533



What: Four-bedroom contemporary split-level home

Where: ‘Villa Bello Sguardo’, Farran, Co Cork

Price: €430k

'Villa Bello Sguardo', Farran, Co Cork

Built on an elevated site, this house has split-level accommodation comprising a number of reception rooms, including a kitchen, dining room, family room, conservatory, living room (with bay windows and wall-to-wall mahogany book cases), laundry and bathrooms.

There are four bedrooms, one en-suite, and the attic has been converted to another room with an en-suite and wardrobes. The interior is 3,229 sq ft.

There is a double garage attached to the house with a separate shed and a paved patio area has been built to the rear. The gardens have landscaped shrubbery, trees and flowerbeds. The overall site measurement is 0.34 acres.

Farran is 18km west of Cork, adjacent to Lee Valley Golf Club. Bandon is 25km along the N22.

Enquiries to: Behan, Irwin & Gosling (021) 427 0007

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