As an alternative to a modern semi in the city, this renovated farmhouse near Carrignavar a short drive north of Cork’s built up ‘burbs, offers space and scenery in the country.
Carrignavar, Co Cork €245,000
Size: 169 sq m (1,820 sq ft)
Best Feature: Country-lite
Selling agents Fleming Auctioneers say the 150 year old property has been extended and renovated by current owners in recent years and now offers an attractive blend of the old and the new.
“It’s been insulated, plumbed and rewired and has a two storey extension which created space for a utility room, a shower room and an extra bedroom,” says auctioneer Marie Fleming quoting a guide of €245,000.
Now extended to 1,820 sq ft, the farmhouse has kept some original features including beamed ceiling in the living areas and an old stone fireplace.
With the addition of a front porch and the installation of double glazed windows , the BER rating has come up to a C2, which is pretty good for a property built in 1860.
Beyond the porch there are two timber floored sitting rooms with timber beams on the ceiling – one with an oak fireplace and another with a stove set in an old stone fireplace.
To the rear there’s a guest bathroom, a utility room and spacious kitchen dining room with tiled flooring, oak and cream fitted units and a Belfast sink.
Upstairs the houses has a bathroom with an exposed stone wall as well as three timber floored bedrooms. The more recently-added bedroom has an en suite with a slipper bath.
Set on a half acre site, the old farmhouse has lawned gardens as well as yard with outhouses.
Located at Glashaboy it’s one mile from Carrignavar which is six miles from Blackpool. “We are getting viewings both from first time buyers and also from returning emigrants” says Ms Fleming.
VERDICT: country charm close to the city.
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