Starter Home: The gavel is about to fall on this very affordable coastal home

Tommy Barker looks at a two-storey terraced home in Courtmacsherry

WITH a change of ownership due to follow the drop of an auction gavel on August 25, No 10 St Joseph’s Place is an affordable west Cork village coastal bolt-hole, needing a modicum of modernisation post-purchase.

Dating to the early to mid 1900s, it’s a quite compact c 700 sq ft two-bed, two-storey home, on a very deep site, set on the approach to Courtmacsherry village by the old railway line, now a popular shoreline walk.

It’s one of about 15 such Courtmac homes, in three clusters of five homes in each in a section of the townland Cullenagh called Siberia, with good front gardens and even longer back gardens running out to the south from the back of the properties and with separate rear access.

End-terrace No 10 is guided at €145,000 by Andy Donoghue of Hodnett Forde, based in Clonakilty, and he says it has a quite traditional layout, with small living room with part tiled/part carpeted floor, larger dining room, a tiny galley kitchen to the back, that’s about 12’ long, but only 6’ deep.

Overhead are two bedrooms, with part sloping ceilings, and a bathroom.

St Joseph’s Terrace looks north towards the tidal channels of Courtmacsherry Bay, and is set just off the main road into the village before the pier and shop, by a green, and with easy on-street parking.

VERDICT: Auction deadline looming.

Courtmacsherry, West Cork €145,000 (auction Aug 25)

Size: 700 sq ft

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

BER: G

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