Cottage offers perfect chance to take first step on property ladder

Cottage offers perfect chance to take first step on property ladder

Trish Dromey checks out 2 Coolmore Lodge, near Carrigaline, a limestone-built cottage designed by architect Thomas Cundy in 1815.

The opportunity to step on to the property ladder and into this romantic gothic-style cottage at 2 Coolmore Lodge near Carrigaline, Co Cork, comes with an asking price of €200,000. 

It is situated at the entrance to Coolmore House, a large estate house dating from the 1780s, and is one of eight limestone-built workers’ cottages designed by English architect Thomas Cundy in 1815.

Set in the centre of a terrace of four at one side of the entrance, it’s a pretty property with attractive dormer windows and lead-effect glass.

Updated for modern living with double glazing, it has almost 790 sq ft of living space.

Downstairs, there’s a carpeted living room with a stove, a bathroom and a kitchenette with fitted units. 

Cottage offers perfect chance to take first step on property ladder

An outbuilding in the back garden is used as a utility area.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with varnished timber floors and gothic windows. 

Facing on to a communal garden at the front, it has a private lawned garden at the rear. 

Behind the garden there’s a car park with a garage. 

The property is located 4km from Carrigaline and 15km from the city.

John Hornibrook of Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan says there is a good-sized garden which offers scope for expansion, and points out that some of the other cottages in the terrace have extensions. 

It has been used as a rental property but could attract an owner-occupier who likes the idea of owning a period home.

VERDICT: Affordable and cute.

Carrigaline, Co Cork €200,000

Size: 73 sq m (790 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

BER: Pending

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