You’ll feel like the king of the castle in this quality home, says Tommy Barker.
Innishannon, Cork €560,000
Size: 284 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Best Feature: Quality home
There’s an expression ‘a cat may look at a king,’ and just upriver of Innishannon in Cork, a dormer home called Corr View can look at a castle, called Cor Castle.
No scant home itself, this high-quality 3,000 sq ft family home is on an elevated wooded site above the River Bandon, a kilometre from valley-wedged Innishannon, a 15-20 minute spin from Cork city, and five or ten minutes from Bandon.
It’s also centuries away from Cor (or Corr) Castle, but has it in its sights to the south, across the Bandon river when trees are bare.
Glimpsed in the woods, in its castellated and yellow render glories from parts of Innishanon village, Cor Castle is one of Munster’s most remarkable rescusitations, done by the specialist conserver Richard Good-Stephenson as his own family home: it forms part of the vista through trees from this new-to-market offer, Corr View.
Estate agent Damian Murray of PM Auctioneers (Paddy Murray) raves about the attributes of Corr View at Skevanish, Innishannon, saying “it is quite simply the pinnacle of property positioning.”
He has a point too, as it is as elevated at Cor Castle is, but it faces south to the river, while the castle faces north to the Bandon river, which turns tidal right here at Innishannon bridge.
Corr View is on a sit of just under an acre, with private drive, and its vendor - who works on some of the finest period houses and grounds between Bandon and Innishannon - has planted up beech hedging to root it all to the site in glories, which will only improve down the decades.
Mr Murray says the four-bed, five-bath Corr View is in impeccable condition, with modern kitchen with double ovens and a fiery red range, has a lofty sun-room used for billiards, a ‘super-sized’ master bedroom with en suite (one of three en suites, making for five bathrooms in all) , and pretty much has a wow! factor, without the bling.
It has a part-stone faced exterior, stone also feature in the kitchen’s hearth, and there are two reception rooms plus kitchen/dining, and high-ceiling sun rooms.
There’s also lots of storage, and a home-office space, plus it has a large, lofted and stone-faced detached garage to boot.
VERDICT: Already under offer
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