Water, water, everywhere

THERE are Rosscarbery houses and, then, there are Rosscarbery houses with water views.

The difference not only includes aspect, but also price and demand. And considering the west Cork location has its own little micro property market, then this house at Burgatia is a prime example of what watery views can do.

Not only that, but the location, on the southern side of the lagoon is also preferred which goes some of the way to explain the €385,000 guide for this mid-20th century three-bed.

It’s on the market with John Hodnett of Hodnett Forde Auctioneers, and is unusual in that it has a working basement which is, in John Hodnett’s words, ‘as dry as a cork’.

The house has tremendous views over the Warren inlet and while it’s a good 40 to 50 years old, is sound and dry, says the agent, with a fine attic that’s floored and ready to convert to more accommodation, if needed.

The house also has a detached garage, but internally, the room sizes are very good and it’s a bright, spacious home, adds Hodnett.

Rooms include a 21’ by 13’ living room, a fitted kitchen with windows overlooking the estuary, a storage area and utility, three good bedrooms and a main bathroom with separate WC.

The oil boiler is placed in the substantial 22’ by 27’ basement, (which could become a media/ home cinema space) and the garage also provides storage.

The house sits on a manicured quarter acre of gardens, with a great aspect and even better views.

Rosscarbery is a walk away, as is the Warren Strand and Cork city is over an hour’s commute.

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