Trading up: Cobh, Co Cork €249,000

To take full advantage of the harbour views on the first floor, the owners of 3 Roches Terrace in Cobh moved their main living space upstairs.

Size: 88sq m (950sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 2 

BER Rating: C3

Since buying the two bed terrace property two years ago they reversed the order of the layout and also carried out comprehensive modernisation. 

“They took everything out except the walls — it’s a well-planned renovation with a small extension at the rear and is bright, airy and contemporary,’’ says auctioneer Johanna Murphy seeking offers of €249,000.

Trading up: Cobh, Co Cork €249,000

In the newly-reconfigured 950 sq ft property, the ground floor now has a bathroom, a utility area and two bedrooms, one en suite.

Upstairs is an open plan timber floored living area with a stove and a bright kitchen lit by roof lights which has pale grey contemporary units with multicoloured door knobs and a centre island.

The property has a patio at ground level and a terrace outside the kitchen with views of the gardens of the Mount, a Benedictine priory. From the front window there are views across the rooftops to the harbour.

Fitted with tilt and turn double glazed windows and gas heating the house has a C3 BER rating The Property Price Register records that this property sold for €76,000 in July 2016.

Verdict: Contemporary and very central.


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