Harbour views at reduced price

Terraced Cobh Victorian home has been comprehensively renovated Trish Dromey reports

Harbour views at reduced price

This terraced Victorian property, with scenic views of Cobh harbour, is now available for the reduced asking price of €175,000.

No 5 Albert Terrace on East Hill was very probably built shortly after Queen Victoria visited the town in 1849 and temporarily turned it into Queenstown. Derelict until three years ago, the property now been comprehensively renovated and has double-glazed windows, gas heating and a new roof.

Auctioneer Johanna Murphy says the three-bed house offers charm and history as well as close to 1,300 sq ft of living space.

“It now has all the mod cons and some of the best views in Cobh,’’ she observes.

Downstairs, there’s a timber-floored sitting room with a sea/harbour view and a fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen with a painted units.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, including one with an en suite and dressing room, and up in the attic there’s a third bedroom with carpet flooring and Velux windows.

Mid-terraced in a row of 12, the house has a small yard at the rear and a pedestrianised lane at the front. The house originally went on the market at the beginning of the year with a guide of €195,000.

VERDICT: Perfect for a Cobh buyer who likes the idea of strolling down the hill to work.

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