Sites ready for large homes

SERVICED sites, with full planning permission for contemporary-styled homes just on the edge of Watergrasshill in Co Cork are up for sale.

The first two are being offered at what estate agent Karen Twomey calls “very realistic and attractive prices” at €199,000 each.

Permission has been granted for detached houses of 2,300 sq ft, featuring extensive use of glazing and copper cladding, to a design by Conor O’Sullivan of COSA.

The sites look out over mature greenery and trees, with an existing pond which is considered an important wildlife habitat (the community council is aiming to have an amenity park nearby, given the area’s attractions).

The sites, relatively small for large houses, are 0.12 to 0.16 of an acre, and buyers have the option of going with existing planning, or resubmitting alternative designs.

“The site prices are competitive, and the houses are very unique, with large first floor balconies overlooking the scenic pond and amenity area, which has been designated a special area of conservation due to its unusual flora and fauna,” says Ms Twomey of Property Team Twomey.

The COSA house designs incorporate a carport and recycling area and two en suite bedrooms with balconies.

“The development offers something very different to the north/east Cork area, a short drive to Cork city, and even in the current sluggish market we are confident that they will generate good interest,” says the agent.

Proximity to Watergrasshill village and its amenities means the development of five sites will be served by mains services.

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