Easter egg hunt a breeze at 'island' homestead sale

This stunning Cobh home has hen run, and pigs, on the property sale menu, writes Tommy Barker

Glenmore, Cobh, Great Island

Price: €480,000

Size: 130 sq m (1,400 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 1

BER: Pending

Best Feature: setting

JUST the very place this Easter Bank Holiday weekend for an Egg Hunt is this Glenmore homestead called Cherryfield, on Cork’s Great Island, just east along the shoreline from the town of Cobh.

And, not only are there eggs aplenty, as the owners keep hens, there’s also the chance perhaps later on of a festive feed of bacon and eggs, as the land coming with Cherryfield also supports a few pigs.

But, livestock aside, and even excepting the stables by the mobile henhouse and chicken run, there’s plenty in any case to recommend a look-over this Glenmore property, newly listed for sale, on 1.8 acres, with the waters of Cork harbour lapping up just below its boundary.

Originally built in the 1970s, Cherryfield’ s a bungalow with about 1,400 sq ft of accommodation on its one level, with sun room entrance to the front for sunny south-aspected light, wrapped around most of its front by decking, whilst further inside are a hall, dining room, kitchen, and four four bedrooms, along with a main bathrom with both bath and shower.

Cobh auctioneer Johanna Murphy guides at €480,000, and says visiting brings a smile to her face, such is its appeal and views.

“What a spectacular location, you are literally right on the sea,” Ms Murphy enthuses.

“There is just so much potential here for a ‘Dermot Bannon job,’ your imagination could run riot. Right now the house sits there looking at the harbour: you are completely exposed to the sea and the elements – fantastic.” Glenmore itself is a small townland, between Cuskinny and Marlogue, near Ballymore and a national school at Walterstown and below the Valley Road, already with some neighbouring quite large one-off homes, many with broadly similar views from higher up the cul de sac’s approach road....but only a few have such privacy and water frontage.

Cherryfield doesn’t have easy direct water access, there’s bit of steep cliff clamber for the more adventurous at its boundary, but the shingle beach is a two minute walk away, and Cobh town’s a short drive away, while day-to day commuter access allows residents to short-circuit the town to get to Glenmore via Belvelly.

There’s oil centrla heating, the utility in a separte structure and the 70’s build itself is, overall in good condition is good, but parts such as the sun room need updating, Ms Murphy admits reckoning “it’s nothing major, just a bit of TLC, and it’s ideal for the person who wants to embrace the sea and all that goes with it”

VERDICT: A lifestyle relocation property, with views, and, eh, a ‘menu’ of other options.

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