Trading up: Tivoli, Cork €350,000 (site only)

Select new house developments are just underway in Cork city in locations like Church Road, Blackrock, and Feirm Bawn in Wilton, each for a handful of new homes - but there’s also sites for one-offs, if you know where to look.

Trading up: Tivoli, Cork €350,000 (site only)

Outside Douglas, Cohalan Downing have a 0.72 acre site with lapsed planning at new money Moneygourney, guiding €375,000, while at ‘old money’ Tivoli, underneath Montenotte, estate agent Andrew Moore has an absolute cracker of a site, all good to go.

He has a full wooded acre site, south facing, off Lover’s Walk, Tivoli, just a mile east of the city centre, with full planning for a new-build, grass-roofed eco home of 2,225 sq ft.

And, guiding at €350,000, he notes “it’s probably the finest address in Cork city, an historic residential area, heavily wooded yet most convenient with a wondrous and south facing orientation.” (pic below shows wooded Tivoli area and the Marina).

Sloping southwards inside 12’ high walls, with River Lee aspect beyond and with a tower folly, it forms part of the grounds of the old Woodville House, which was the historic (now demolished) home to the wealthy Quaker Cooper Penrose family and briefly linked the likes of Lord Edward FitzGerald, to Robert Emmet’s lover and Sarah Curran, and the centre of an infamous Cork kidnapping by a Henry Hayes of heiress Elizabeth Pike.

The house design, by architect Declan Tyner, is for a detached and split-level wooded four-bed home.

VERDICT: A wood villa, indeed.

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