Apartment close to the water’s edge in Schull

WITH a new hotel on the way, and even the possibility of a marina, Schull is going to continue its upward property trajectory.

It has been one of the West Cork hot-spots during 2006, says Pat Maguire of SWS Property Services in Skibbereen, at a time of a general market cooling which saw other local areas finally calming down on the price trajectory.

He instances the sale prospects of No 4, the Courtyard near the water’s edge on the approach to the scenic, seaside village.

It’s a two-bed, first floor apartment with around 700 sq ft of space. It is priced at € 390,000, which might seem high at first glance, but Mr Maguire reckons it’s a seller.

He instances a three-bed house in the same development built a few years ago by Tim Looney, which went up for sale guiding €720,000, and which, according to local reports, ended up making a far heftier €830,000 via agent Stephen Lyons, for its motor-dealer owners.

“There’s not a lot of supply in Schull at the moment, and the new 30-bed hotel being built where the East End hotel was will do the same for Schull as the Celtic Ross hotel did for Rosscarbery,” says SWS’s Pat Maguire.

His current Schull offering is No 4 in the Courtyard scheme, built over the arch, with side access and a utility at ground level, stairs to landing (which has access, handily, to an attic for storage), there’s a 31’ by 18’ open plan kitchen/living and dining space, with a solid fuel stove inset into a stone fireplace, wiht wood floor, oak kitchen units, and a big picture window. The two bedrooms have views towards the harbour, there’s one bathroom, and it is being sold full-furnished.

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