Serious price tag for a very serious property

NOT surprisingly, this superbly renovated and extended house at Courtmacsherry, Co Cork, carries a hefty price tag.

After all, it has the requisite sea views, four-plus bedrooms and wonderful privacy in a cul-de-sac road with just one other house. It’s on the market at €800,000 through Micheal Galvin of DNG Galvin Auctioneers.

A quick glance will affirm that the extension to the original two-storey farmhouse is architect-designed - the asymmetrical windows give the game away. In fact, Kinsale practitioner, Richard Rainey, did a lot more manoeuvring inside, work which was part of the general overhaul of this house at Abbeymahon. The end result is a house that’s traditional, modern and best of all, unpredictable.

According to Micheal Galvin of DNG Galvin, it has over 2,000 square feet of space, and is set at the end of a long driveway.

The property sits on a sunny, half acre site and is just a walk from Courtmacsherry village.

The original house now houses a living room, bedroom and bathroom, with a staircase tucked into the back of the extended entrance hallway. The new wing is basically a large, open plan area with a living room/snug at one side of a firebreast, a central dining area with sunroom projection and a fitted kitchen with double door access to a front facing patio.

Overhead is a galleried living room, and this has double doors onto a flat-roofed balcony: a spiral staircase gives direct access to this level.The rest of the floor is taken up with three large bedrooms. The house comes with a number of outhouses, including one that doubles as a utility.

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