Trading up: Glounthaune, Cork, €750,000

Peacehaven has been home to a bar business/building family for decades, and was last floated for sale in 2007, with a €1.4m guide.
Trading up: Glounthaune, Cork, €750,000

Size: 299sq m (3,200sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 5 

Bedrooms: 5 

BER Rating: B2

ELEVATED in more ways than one is this big family dormer home called Peacehaven – not only is it high on a hill with a commanding sweep of views over Cork’s harbour valley heading east from the city, but its next door neighbour is a 1840s folly-built tower with modern mansion attached.

Fr Mathew Tower changed hands a few years ago for €935,000 via Sherry Fitz, for a low-key Ferrari-owing vendor, who also back in 2007 reportedly bought a Bugatti Veyron for €1m, at the time Ireland’s most expensive car sale and, as it turns out, more costly than the return on his upmarket stone Tower home.

Also nearby the period estate house Dunsland is another glory, currently inching toward a solid sale, having launched last autumn for sale at €1.5m on 28 acres via Savills, with a further €350,000 sought for 28 additional acres.

It all makes Peacehaven look affordable, and on its 2017 market launch this 3,200 sq ft dormer on a large, tiered one-acre site with secret garden is guided at €750,000 by Anthony Quinlan of Behan Irwin Gosling.

He says it’s in great order, and was built as a labour of love, with feature galleried vestibule or entrance hall, three main reception rooms, and three of its five beds are en suite.

VERDICT: Able to hold up its head in elevated company

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