Trading up: Lismore, Co Waterford €249,000

FROM it’s stone-fronted exterior you would expect 76 New Street in Lismore to be small, but following a renovation it now has over 1,800 sq ft of living space.

Built in the 1800s, the traditional cottage was bought by a local builder who extended it very substantially in 2008 and also created 560 sq ft of additional attic space.

Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds say it’s been very tastefully done and is now a spacious modern home with some nice traditional features.

To the front there’s a lounge with two cottage style sash windows and a stove and beyond this there’s a large kitchen which has cream fitted units and appliances and a small cast iron fireplace. Also at the rear there’s a utility room, a tiled sunroom, a bathroom and an en suite bedroom. In the attic there are three carpeted rooms with Velux windows including one with an en suite. The property has an enclosed garden with a lawn and a patio at the rear.

The cottage been upgraded to a high standard and has modern comforts such as underfloor heating and remote controlled Velux windows .

VERDICT: Perfect for a family looking for something that’s both charming and central and modern and spacious in west Waterford.

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