Starter home: Dublin Pike, Cork €219,950

Renovated ‘cottage’ is in turn key condition, says Trish Dromey.

Size: 92 sq m (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: F

ITS rather distinctive Dutch-style gable frontage makes Windy Cottage stand out from the more traditional bungalows and cottage at Cork’s Dublin Pike.

Selling agents Humphrey Hogan & Associates expect this three bed detached property to attract attention because of its location, within easy reach of the city, and its condition which is described as being turn key.

Starter home: Dublin Pike, Cork €219,950

Offering 1,000sq ft of accommodation it’s an old cottage which has been renovated by its current owners. 

“It’s been tastefully decorated on the inside and has lots of character,’’ says Mr Hogan, quoting a guide price of €219,950.

The front door opens into a timber-floored sitting room with timber ceiling beams and a stone chimneybreast with a fireplace. 

Starter home: Dublin Pike, Cork €219,950

Other accommodation includes a guest WC as well as a tiled kitchen dining room at the rear with white units, green tiling and a green stove An open tread timber staircase in the hall leads to the first floor which has a bathroom and three bedrooms with sloping ceilings and dormer windows.

The house has been fitted with double glazed windows and oil fired central heating but has an F BER rating which is something a new owner may want to address.

Starter home: Dublin Pike, Cork €219,950

The property only has a garden at the front — this is tarmacked for parking and is enclosed by an old stone wall.

Located around the corner from its local pub The Blackman, Window cottage is within two and a half kilometres from both Blackpool and Ballyvolane shopping centres and is around a 10-minute drive from the city centre.

VERDICT: Distinctive and affordable detached cottage


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