Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €240,000

The high level of interest is down to a tasteful renovation job, which opened up the 103-year-old cottage to the light, says Trish Dromey. 

COMPACT and cute as well as modern and bright, Lily Cottage at Dunlocha in Blackrock racked up over 1,200 online viewings in just two days.

The high level of interest is down to a tasteful renovation job, which opened up the 103-year-old cottage to the light, as well as the property’s location in a mature residential area less than a 10 minute walk from Blackrock pier.

Selling agents James G Coughlan auctioneers are expecting the online interest to translate into a great many viewings of the two-bed semi-detached cottage which is guiding at €240,000. 

They say that the tasteful renovation has turned the 681 sq ft residence into a true gem.

Current owners did all the work six years ago – creating one large bright open plan living area with high ceilings and roof lights. 

Although it maintains its cottage appearance on the outside, the interior is now thoroughly modern.

Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €240,000

In an extension at the rear there’s a kitchen/dining room with white modern units, black worktops and French doors to the garden. This area is open plan with the lounge. 

Fitted with an insert stove and painted in shades of grey and tarragon green it is strikingly contemporary. There’s also a small utility room, a shower room and two high-ceilinged bedrooms.

To the front the cottage has a graveled parking area and to the rear a long lawned west facing garden with a patio, a raised bed and a shed. Fitted with gas heating and double glazed windows, Lily Cottage has a G energy rating.

VERDICT: An old cottage with a wonderful new look.

Blackrock, Cork


Size: 63 sq m ( 681 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2



Best Feature: Interior lift


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