With some of the very finest sea views in Kinsale and a generous site this cottage needs to be seen to be appreciated, says Helen Kelleher
IF MAGNIFICENT ocean views are your thing then you may be interested in a prime site in picturesque Summercove in Kinsale.
Currently home to an old world three-bedroom cottage this is an excellent development opportunity for the right buyer to build their dream home in the dream location. Planning permission is next to near impossible to obtain in this highly sought-after location so auctioneer James Murphy of James Murphy & Co Auctioneers in Kinsale who is handling the sale says this really is a rare opportunity.
“You must meet strict local planning guidelines to build in this area but as there is already an existing dwelling on the site the property presents a rare opportunity for someone to build their dream home in a stunning location that would otherwise be unattainable because of the strict planning permission guidelines”.
The site and three-bedroomed cottage which measures 730 sq ft comes with an asking price of €850,000. The cottage itself has fallen into disuse but the site is south-facing and a generous size measuring 1.18 acre (0.48 hectares). Outside the property has four large garages and outbuildings.
The new owners he said could easily renovate the existing dwelling which comprises of a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, three bedrooms and a bathroom or they could build something truly stunning and modern like some of the architecturally designed gems around Summercove which is increasingly peppered with some very sleek modernist-style houses. It is all about enjoying those breath-taking panoramic views of Kinsale harbour and ocean views as far out as The Old Head of Kinsale.
He said these precious sites do come up now and again but they get snapped up. In January 2017 James sold a similar property ‘Ocean View’ in Summercove just a half a mile or so away from this site for €850,000 – “again it was the site, the size and the view that sold it. You have some of the very finest sea views in Kinsale and you have a really generous site to work with”.
It goes without saying you are living in a charming spot - the location is within a stone’s throw of historical Charles Fort and the lovely scenic walks in the area, Summercove and the very popular Bullman Pub and Restaurant and all within walking distance of Kinsale town makes this property very attractive for those looking for something special in Kinsale.
VERDICT: Needs to be viewed to be appreciated.