Currabinny gem has it all, wood, water and... wow

HOUSES at The Terrace, near the Cork harbour woodland wonder of Currabinny don’t come along very often — so there should be a buyer or two prepared to move heaven, earth, and their current family home, for a chance to bed down here.

The long, linear row of 10 large 1890s-built houses is a gem, and they have water views to the front and woodland walks to the back.

For sale is No 8 The Terrace, a classic three-storey mid-terrace house with 2,150 sq ft of space, thanks to its third floor, which houses a large, bright box-dormer bedroom of 21’ by 16.’

Its ground level has interconnecting reception rooms linked via sliding double doors which retreat into the dividing walls — a design that deserves to be more widely copied in new-builds, as no floor space is lost to hinged doors.

The aspect is southerly, with a section of private ground to the front and a large, well-kept tennis courts-sized communal garden.

Selling agent is Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald is open to offers around €750,000. It has had its windows replaced with pvc double glazing and views to the harbour front are southerly.

There are electric storage heaters, a three-piece shower room/WC behind the dining room to the back, while a newly-fitted kitchen has been installed behind the entry hall, done with a feature brick arch for a stove, and with painted country-style units, granite-topped, while the wood-panelled ceiling gives extra airiness to this annex end, with utility beyond.

No 8 has three first-floor bedrooms, with bathroom off, and two more top level bedrooms. There’s an access lane behind the back yard, with a private garage for cars, or boats.


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