The wraps are coming off Cois Atha, a Skibbereen house development above the town end of the Baltimore Road.
Size: 168 sq m (1,800 sq ft)
The development of eight homes (two detacheds and six semis) initially launched nine years ago, but stalled at an advanced stage of construction, with window openings wrapped for years in protective blue plastic, looking like a true-blue reproach to the housing market’s downturn.
Now, in the hands of subsequent builders, Cois Atha is being finished off, with six going up for sale via local estate agent Pat Maguire, and with a showhouse opening for the first time, tomorrow from 2-4pm.
There’s three different variations of these distinctive, part Liscannor stone and part timber faced homes, over three floors with entry at mid level, to suit the site’s contours, and 1,800 sq ft semis are priced from €275,000.
Layout sees an open plan living area with wood-burning stove, kitchen, utility and WC at mid/entry level, the top floor has an en suite master or guest bedroom, the largest bedrooms, with three/four other bedrooms at lower ground level.
The location is within a walk of Skib town centre, and the homes have gas fired underfloor heating, parking, enclosed gardens and country views. The Price Register shows a semi-d here selling for €140,00 in 2014, and 8/9 fetching €215,650 in 2013.
VERDICT: end of a long road, on Baltimore Road.
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