Cottage with harbour views has Kinsale on the doorstep

ALTHOUGH over 100 years old, the terraced cottage at Kinsale’s No 2, Ferryview, is more like a modern apartment: think sleek quality materials and finishes, and a modest amount of space.

But, you also get easy-keep living areas and a sort of lock-up and leave sort of property — all very Kinsale, where many of the market’s property owners are only occasional residents.

No 2 Ferryview is a former, renovated fisherman’s cottage, notes its selling agent Eamonn O’Neill, who now stresses the views it has over the inner harbour, to Castlepark Marina.

In contrast with previous centuries and decades, though, when small craft might have been tied up or beached here, now the view is of dozens of motor launches, many of them bought at the height of the building boom by Cork’s moneyed developers.

Auctioneer Eamonn O’Neill himself is casting his net for a fairly moneyed sort of buyer, quoting an asking price of €475,000 for No 2: it its defences, he notes “it has recently been renovated recently to a very high specification, the property is most deceptive from the exterior, but inside a totally different perspective unveils itself.”

It has three bedrooms at its lower level, averaging about 11’ by 9’ each, one has an en suite bathroom with power shower and the main bathroom also at the lower level has a power shower and Jacuzzi bath.

A central hall runs 18’ through the depth of the house. Floor finishes are a mix of porcelain tiling and carpet, with a cherrywood stairs, and there’s also a ground level utility/store.

trance door with glass panel and overhead glass panel.

Overhead is pretty much one big living/dining kitchen room, with Velux windows to the front for harbour views, more modern tilt and turn frames to the back in box dormer section, overlooking the elevated back yard and patio.

There’s a quality built-in kitchen, with black Metro tiles behind the cooking area, porcelain tiled floor and cherrywood planking in the rest of the 20’ by 17’ room, with sloping ceiling and there’s also a feature low-set exposed brick arch at the opposite end of the room.

The spec includes good wood windows in front of the house, painted a cheery red, an intercom, alarm and CCTV, surround sound, and underfloor zoned heating. Parking is on the street — and the town of Kinsale and its quays are on the doorstep.

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