A chance to grab that dream woodland cottage

HOT on the heels of next door’s sale comes the right-hand-side semi of Woodside, Healy’s Bridge.

Right on the river, these two railway cottages at Carrigrohane, Co Cork, have always sold well and fast. Despite the summer market, the left-side cottage was sale agreed within two weeks at €440,000, and now this property, through Con Nagle of Global Properties, is open to offers close to €430,000.

And it was seven years ago when Mr Nagle last sold this cottage, for a sum then well in excess of the going rate for semis in nearby Ballincollig. This time round, they’re nearly level pegging, he says, which means this three-bedroom, riverside house is good value at the asking price.

In really good condition inside, the property also comes with a good garden and parking for two cars off the Kerry Pike road.

The houses sit on the Martin River, which joins the Lee at Carrigrohane. A green-belted area and in high demand, the cottages will retain their peaceful location now that the Northern Ring Road is due to cross the Lee closer to Poulavone, leaving this little valley untouched.

Built in the mid-1800s, the house has been well cared for and, according to Con Nagle, is still standing without so much as a creak. Bursting with character, it’s very user-friendly and comes with a sitting room, bright kitchen/dining room and a sun room leading to a deck overlooking the river. The ground floor has a bedroom and main bathroom, while the upper floor has a master bedroom.

With lots of greenery, and a woodland boundary, this house offers a beautiful starter or retirement purchase, just 20 minutes from Cork city.

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