Bidding war in Cobh as one-bed apartment ticks many boxes

There has been such a high level of interest in this Cobh home that it’s gone above the asking price, writes Trish Dromey.

Cobh, Co Cork

€120,000

Size: Sq m 56 (612 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

BER: D2

Bidding has been heating up for this one-bed first floor apartment at 6 Cultra House on Lower Road in Cobh.

“It’s now at €125,000, €5,000 above the asking price and we have four people bidding — two first-time buyers, an investor and someone who wants to buy it for their daughter,’’ says estate agent Eileen Neville of Behan Irwin & Gosling auctioneers in Cork city.

Properties at this price level are hard to find and Ms Neville says that this one has old world charm, and views.

“It’s part of Cultra House, a large period property which was refurbished and turned into one and two-bed apartments in 2005 and which still has original features such as high ceilings and sash windows.”

The apartment has 612sq ft of accommodation which includes a large living /dining kitchen area. Offering an attractive mix of the old and the new this is a high ceilinged room with cornicing, a feature redbrick wall and two large sash windows at the front with views across the rooftops to the harbour. The living area has timber flooring while the kitchen in an alcove at the rear has floor tiles and timber fitted units with granite worktops and a granite breakfast counter.

The apartment also has bathroom and a 15ft long bedroom carpeted bedroom with a large sash window overlooking the communal gardens at the side.

Fitted with electric storage heating, single glazed sash windows it has a D2 energy rating. Outside there are communal gardens and a parking area with one designated space for this property.

Located within a 10-minute walk from Cobh Train Station, it’s about 1km from the town centre. To accommodate the high level of interest, Ms Neville is planning a second open viewing on Tuesday.

VERDICT: This has character you won’t find in modern apartments.

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