Charming cottage at good address

A TERRACED cottage at4 Cornelscourt Cottage in Foxrock, Dublin, needs complete renovation but it’s got period charm and a great address — so Lisney expects lots of interest in it when it goes for auction on May 31.

The two-bedroom double-fronted property was built over 100 years ago. It has 730 sq ft of accommodation and an advised minimum value of €500,000.

Accommodation includes a sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room and two bedrooms. It has a 22ft-long garden at the rear which offers room for expansion. The cottage is a short walk from Cornelscourt Shopping centre. Lisney says it has huge potential and could be creatively modernised into a nice home or turned into a doctor’s surgery or similar.

Details: Lisney, 01 2806820.

A CREEPER-covered stone cottage at Meelick Bay in East Clare has what it takes to be a perfect getaway from the world retreat — charm, character and scenic views of Lough Derg.

The owners bought it as a derelict building around 10 years ago and hired an architect to redesignit. Selling agent Tuohy says it’s now a beautiful property with some unusual features, such as a roof terrace with lakeside views.

On the market with an asking price of €425,000, it has 1,430 sq ft of accommodation and a quarter of an acre of gardens.

A traditional half-door at the front leads into an open-plan living/dining room with timber flooring, stove and exposed ceiling beams. Also on the ground floor are a galley-style kitchen with fitted units, as well as a bathroom and a bedroom. Upstairs there’s an en suite bedroom with a tiled balcony.

Lough Derg is just across the road from the garden and the owners have a right of way to use the lake. The selling agent says it could make a beautiful holiday home for a boating or fishing enthusiast. The cottage is around two miles from the villages of Whitegate and Mountshannon.

Details: Tuohy Auctioneering, 061 927004.

A CORK buyer looking for a detached house with a bit of space has the option of moving four miles out of the city to 5 Glyntown Heights in Glanmire.

It’s a 10-year-old dormer property with quarter of an acre of gardens and an asking price of €490,000. Selling agent James G Coughlan auctioneers say it’s a well designed, well decorated and very well maintained.

It has approximately 1,350 sq ft of accommodation — this includes a lounge with pine fireplace, utility room and kitchen/dining room with maple fitted units and integrated appliances. There’s also one downstairs bedroom with varnished oak flooring. In the original plan the property had three upstairs bedrooms but the owners redesigned it and put in two spacious en suite bedrooms with varnished timber flooring and built-in units.

The property has a tarmac driveway at the front and is surrounded by lawned gardens and is a five-minute walk from Glanmire village.

Details: James G Coughlan auctioneers, 021 4251500.

PROPERTY Partners Gallivan in Killarney are selling an attractive new four-bedroom bungalow at Minish which they say offers very good value for money.

Three miles from the town, it’s a 2,200 sq ft bungalow with an asking price of €397,500. Tadgh Gallivan says this price will only just about buy you a three-bedroom semi in the town.

Recently completed, the property has a builder’s finish and PC allowances are available for fitted furniture, tiling and fireplaces. Accommodation includes a kitchen/dining room, utility room, lounge, family room, bathroom and four bedrooms including two with en suites.

The bungalow is on a site of half an acre and has a limestone driveway, a timber boundary and lawns which have been levelled and seeded. Mr Gallivan says it’s a well finished, classy bungalow which is sure to get lots of attention.

Details: Property Partners Gallivan, 064 34177.

RED House Hill near Patrickswell is the perfect property for a Limerick buyer who wants to trade up — it has 2,100 sq ft of accommodation, over half an acre of gardens and is said to be in superb decorative order.

Selling agents GVM are looking for offers of €450,000 for the four-bedroom bungalow, which was completed in late 2003. It’s around a mile from Patrickswell and seven miles from Limerick.

To the front there’s a tiled living room and a walnut floored dining room and to the rear a kitchen with tiled flooring and fitted units.

There’s also a sitting room, utility room, two bathrooms and four bedrooms. There’s 800 sq of attic space which could be converted into additional accommodation.

Details: GVM, 061 413522.

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