Houses at Woodside, up above Crosshaven and Cork harbour at Knocknagore, were built back in the early to mid 2000s, to different sizes and designs, so, not only is there a lot of diversity in looks, but prices can vary too.
It’s probably true to say that none at all were small — this was the run-up to the ‘boom,’ remember — and some were very large.
As No 1 Woodside comes to market, it’s probably on the larger end of the scale for the area, with about 2,645 sq ft on offer, spanning four bedrooms, two with en suites, and a very good array living rooms too: who needs more?
Launched just in the past two weeks by agent Michel Pigott, and just before the Covid-19 virus really put the frighteners on, it carries a guide price of €495,000 and already a half a dozen or more viewings have taken place, up to recent days at least.
“I’ve left the decision up to people, I put out hand sanitizer, and ask them not to touch anything, and that went alright,” Mr Pigott says. But, what future weeks, or even hopes of repeat viewings, will bring is probably more up in the air as the weekend comes around, the country is battered, confidence too, and the hibernation period stretches ahead.
But, estate agents are nothing if not positive, and allowing for a longer term view, he says this will make a fantastic trading-up home for families.
It comes to market only a few months after Mr Pigott was doing viewings at No 6 Woodside, and that one’s now ‘sale agreed’ at about €435,000. That home had about 1,875 sq ft, so about 700 sq ft less than No 1: still not to scanty a size, and still bigger than the average. (The Price Register also shows No 4 selling for €402,000 back in 2018, but there’s no record of its size/floor area attached, unfortunately.)
Dormer-style No 1 Woodside has quality finishes like a cherrywood kitchen, cherrywood floors in the main reception rooms and red deal floors upstairs, and has two of the four bedrooms with en suites, plus lots of storage.
It also has an attached garage (convertible to other uses?) and further, overhead storage.
Auctioneer Michael Pigott reckons that given the size, and the quality, all on a half acre of grounds, it’s good value for the wider Crosshaven/Carrigaline trading-up market.
Location is between the ‘village’ of Crosshaven and beaches by Myrtleville and on towards Fountainstown, and it’s near Crosshaven’s rugby club too, while the village itself is, of course, a sailing hot-spot, and has been lining up to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club — fairer winds prevailing by then, hopefully.
VERDICT: A fine family home.