Period house has all the charm

This large Sunday’s Well terraced home has an authentic feel, says Tommy Barker.

FANCY a large, sunny, period home of size and charm, within a walk of Cork city centre, with car parking, at a starter home price? Step up, No 2 Landscape Terrace.

This double-fronted, slate-hung 1860’s home at the top of Wyse’s Hill in Cork’s Sunday’s Well is the real deal, with everything original intact. It’s got five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and large twin reception rooms (11ft high ceilings too) off the time-piece entrance hall with its dark Anaglypta wallpaper: the challenge will be to upgrade with respect for its age, and to boost insulation and comfort levels.

But, with a full southerly aspect overlooking St Fin Barre’s cathedral and a half a mile from the city centre, No 2 (in a terrace of four original home, with No 4 now split into two) is a genuine home with real promise.

Selling agent is Hugh McPhillips of Marsh’s, who says there a great amount of living space on offer for those looking to renovate a period home on a budget.

VERDICT: This fine terrace (mostly owner-occupied) has stood the test of time for 150 years. Careful hands needed.

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