Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €220,000

A Victorian-era property in Cobh has been well maintained and updated by its current owners and fits first timers’ budgets, writes Trish Dromey.

Sq m 88 (950 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2


FROM the front windows and the front garden of this Victorian property at 2 Graham’s terrace in Cobh, you can see out across the harbour to Whitegate, East Ferry, Crosshaven, and Spike Island.

Along with the sea views there’s also afour-bed two storey house with 950 sq ft of living space on offer. 

Guiding at €220,000, it’s on the market with Malcom Cotter auctioneers who say it has been owned for the last 50 years by a family which has taken very good care of it. 

Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €220,000

“They put in double-glazed windows, oil fired heating and recently installed solar panels to heat the water.’’ 

He also says the 100-year-old property still has some original features including high ceilings with cornicing, attractive staircase and an archway in the hallway.

To the front there’s a wooden-floored sitting room with a fireplace and views of the harbour and to the rear a dining room as well as a small kitchen with fitted units. 

Other accommodation includes a guest WC, a bathroom, and four bedrooms. 

The property also has a yard with shed at the rear. 

The terrace is unusual in that it’s set on a height and the houses and their front gardens are accessed by a set of steps at the front. 

Although the property doesn’t have off street parking Mr Cotter says on street parking is available nearby. 

Graham’s Terrace is located on a height above the town close to the cathedral. 

It’s within a 10-minute walk from the train station and shops in the town centre.

Verdict: More scenic and interesting than many modern properties in a first time buyers price range.


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