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.