Waterford and Mayo have made massive virtues of their old rail routes, opening them up as green cycle paths: any chance of similar in Cork?
A memory and, thankfully, a living one, is Railway House.
It’s a detached former gate keepers’ cottage on a third of an acre site at Castlewhite, Waterfall, about 15 minute trip by car from Cork city.
Estate agent John Barry of Frank V Murphy & Co is now selling the pretty-looking, old world cottage, with three bedrooms and about 1,000 sq ft of abundant character, on equally pretty, cottage-style gardens in full summer bloom.
It scores a lowly G BER due to age and the fact its central heating is fired by a back boiler, but it does already have double glazing, and there’s a spread of outbuilding as a back-up bonus.
The location is hot too, notes Mr Barry, as Bishopstown isn’t far away, and this house has extension scope for family buyers, and will particularly suit those looking for a more novel home than a standard suburban semi-d, especially at its €285,000 price guide.