Mid-terrace property has more history than you think

An early Victorian residence once home to the High Sheriff of Cork has been split into four properties, writes Trish Dromey

Lee Road, Cork - Price: €220,000

  • Size: 82 sq m (885 sq ft)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • BER: F

For around the same price as an apartment, No 2 Hollymount on Cork’s Lee Road offers period charm and character as well as a little bit of history.

The two-bed mid-terrace property is an 885 sq ft section of Hollymount House, an early Victorian residence which was once home to the High Sheriff of Cork, Alfred Dobbin, and his wife. During the 1960s, the mid-19th-century residence was divided into four properties.

Features on offer which cannot be found in an average apartment include 11ft-high ceilings on the ground floor with elaborate cornicing, dado rails, ceiling roses, stained glass windows, double doors, and deep sash windows with working shutters.

Seeking offers of €220,000, Suzanne Tyrell of Cohalan Downing auctioneers says it’s unique and beautifully maintained.

There is a timber-floored front living room with high ceiling and a feature fireplace. Upstairs is a bathroom and two carpeted bedrooms.

Fitted with timber sash windows and oil fired central heating the property has an F energy rating.

The property has its own entrance at the front which includes a parking space as well as a small gravelled garden.

Outside the kitchen at the rear there’s also a small yard.

Ms Tyrell says the property, a short drive from Cork city, UCC, Apple, and the County Hall, will appeal to first-time buyers and buyers looking for something with more charm and character than an average apartment or semi.

VERDICT: Affordable grandeur

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