Perfect lagoon setting for Passage West sites

WALKING along the old railway line from Rochestown to Passage West in Cork harbour, you can’t fail to be charmed by the lagoon setting between the multi-million euro new houses at Horsehead and the immaculately restored Victorian house called Lee Carrow.

This small tidal pond/lagoon is accessed under a bridge on the walk, at one-time a rail bridge for the single line service, and the tide whooshes through on ebb and flow, allowing access for small craft when levels are relatively high.

This Lee Carrow setting really is a backwater one in the best meaning of the word, and a acre-plus field here has enjoyed the view up to now, and is about to be carved up for three house sites.

Full planning permission has been granted for 3,200 sq ft five-bed houses designed by Cian McGrath of CMG Designs for the vendor.

They are up for sale via Billy Casey of Casey and Kingston who says the water-fronting sites, with views over the lagoon to the shipping channels of Cork harbour, is quite special.

He seeks offers around €650,000 for the vendor who clearly has high expectations given his own family’s direct experience of the setting, while the agents diplomatically advise that the sites – with FPP – are very much open to offers.

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