Big banners have alerted the Sunday drivers and walkers, and as it’s one of those wish-I-lived-there properties, there has been a stream of first and second viewings since it hit the autumn market.
From the pedestrian gate leading across a boggy drift to the strand road, to the perfect patch of green surrounding the house, Warren Strand House is a beauty.
Built in the seventies, when the mighty cudgel that is planning policy was in its infancy, the house has sweeping views across the tidal reaches of Rosscarbery Estuary.
Truly, this is a rare sale and selling agent, John Hodnett of SWS Property Services, is well aware of the value of the property — he’s inviting offers of €750,000 for this blue-moon bungalow. So far, there hasn’t been any offer made on the property, but it’s early days yet.
The house is above all a good family home, he says, with a quite substantial 2,400 square feet on offer divided into three/four bedrooms and a number of living rooms.
The decor is gracious and the house has some interesting features, including an Aga in the big, country kitchen. It will need some upgrading, but the bones are solid and the house comes with a three bay garage that could be converted, subject to planning, of course.
Access is from the main Cork/ Skibbereen road and the property is only a short walk from Roscarbery village. However, it’s one of a number of properties tucked away in a leafy and elevated enclave facing south over the water.
It will suit a broad spectrum of buyers and at just 45 minutes drive from the city, may also tempt commuters. Local amenities are excellent and include primary and second-level schools in the village and a leisure centre at the Celtic Ross Hotel, just over the Causeway.
Warren Strand House stands on an acre and a half of private grounds and has beds of indigenous and exotic shrubs in a tree-lined site.
Warren Strand House is accessed by a tarmac driveway and has pedestrian access onto the Warren Beach road. It has great privacy and seclusion, says John Hodnett.
Room sizes are very good: the main sitting/dining room is 30’ by 20’ and the kitchen is 20’ by 15’ while the lounge could double as a fourth bedroom. The three remaining bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house along with two bathrooms and a linen press.
The garage/ workshop area is a whopping 45’ by 20’ and would offer huge conversion potential.
The sale is by private treaty.