Tuesday 17 September 2019

A2-rated in Cobh targeting trader-uppers and downsizers

Dun Farraige Cobh, Co Cork

Asking price: €444,000-€575,000

Agent: DNG Spillane, (021) 4812397

Dun Farraige
Dun Farraige

Gabrielle Monaghan

THE four-bed homes that make up Dun Farraige command unrestricted sea-views from their elevated site in Cobh, the seaport town where traditional jewel-coloured houses look out onto Cork Harbour and Spike Island.

The scheme, which was quietly launched in early July, is targeting trader-uppers priced out of Cork city's suburbs and downsizers moving from larger properties and searching for more manageable homes closer to Cobh town centre.

Dun Farraige comprises 14 houses, though there are plans afoot to build seven more homes there at a later stage.

Prices start at €444,000 for a two-storey detached home spanning 1,680 sq ft, climbing to €575,000 for a three-storey detached style with 2,002 sq ft of living space.

The exteriors of the timber-framed homes are finished in a combination of brick and plasterwork, with a large patio outside for residents to take in the vista of Cork Harbour.

Heating and hot water at the A2-rated houses are provided by an air-to-water heat pump.

The town is served by a commuter rail service, with the journey time to Cork city centre taking about 25 minutes.

Viewings at Dun Farraige are by appointment.

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