Edwardian villa will need some attention from new owner

ALTHOUGH in need of a lick of paint and looking modest enough on the outside, this semi-detached Edwardian villa in Rushbrooke, Co Cork, has lots more unseen room.

In fact, at the rear it has three storeys and another projecting gable, which adds credence to the asking price of €450,0000.

And best of all, it has a long, sunny back garden which would have stretched all the way to the water in the old days, but which now runs to a healthy one-third of an acre.

No 4 Castleview Terrace is just on the market with Gerard O’Dea of Cohalan Downing and Associates, and he says it’s a fine family home with all of its original features intact.

This includes stout panelled doors, antique fireplaces and really high ceilings with cornicing.

The ground floor entrance level has a cloakroom and small study/office and then a large sitting room of 20’ by 14’ with views over the water and Cobh town. The dining room is only slightly smaller and also comes with an open fireplace: it leads onto the fitted kitchen.

Also on this level is a main bathroom. On the first floor is the master bedroom and two other double rooms.

The basement area is now a self-contained flat, but could be assumed into the rest of the house by new owners.

Here there is a bedroom with antique fireplace, a kitchen/dining room, a pantry, storeroom and utility as well as a shower room.

Outside the house has a number of store rooms and a garage.

This Rushbrooke house is in good structural condition, says Mr O’Dea, but will need some work to bring it up to modern standard.

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