Cloyne lodge is one of a kind

Trish Dromey looks at a renovated gate lodge that is proving popular

VERDICT: Very definitely one of a kind.

Cloyne, Co Cork, €135,000

  • Sq m: 65 (700sq ft)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • BER: E1

Since this very cute renovated gate lodge in Cloyne went on the market in late July, more than 8,000 viewers have checked it out online.

And, by the time viewings started on Monday this week, some 40 people had booked to come and see it.

Hegarty Properties say the interest in Kilcrone Lodge has been huge. The attractions include its cute appearance — with old stone walls and gothic windows as well as its totally modernised interior and a very affordable guide price of €135,000.

Pointing out that you couldn’t buy a two-bed apartment in Midleton for this, auctioneer Adrianna Hegarty says it’s getting a lot of attention from first-time buyers. Describing it as a gorgeous property, she says that up until 2015, the 300-year-old gate lodge was a ruin without a roof.

Renovating it to live in, the current owner put in gothic windows and transformed it into a two-storey two-bed cottage with 700 sq ft of living space.

The ground floor is given over to a kitchen/dining/sitting room which has high gloss cream kitchen units with walnut counter tops and walnut flooring. Now a very modern space, it has recessed lighting and a contemporary electric fire.

The first floor has two bedrooms and a shower room. Fitted with electric heating and double glazing, the lodge has an E1 energy rating.

To the side there’s a small garden area and parking.

Situated across the road from the gates of Kilcrone House, the property is a little over 1km from Cloyne.

VERDICT: Very definitely one of a kind.

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