Starter home: Crossbarry, Co Cork €215,000

Half-door leads into a modern home with a traditional feel that’s only 20 minutes from Cork city, in the heart of Crossbarry, says Trish Dromey.

Sq m 111 (1,200 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: pending

With stone facing at the front, a pink rose bush in the garden and a nicely renovated interior with a modern kitchen, this old cottage in Crossbarry village seems to offer the best of both worlds.

Bought in a state of poor repair in 2011, it’s now reappearing of the market with a whole new look.

Starter home: Crossbarry, Co Cork €215,000

“Everything has been done — heating, plastering, plumbing and it has double-glazed windows and oil-fired central heating,’’ says Damien Murray of Paddy Murray auctioneers. 

Seeking offers of €215,000 for the 1,200 sq ft property he says he’s getting enquiries from Cork city and the locality.

Dating from the 1900s, this has charm and character and is perfect for first-time buyers and buyers who want to move outside the city. 

Inside the traditional half door is a 26 ft long kitchen-living room which, at one end, has a kitchen with shaker style units , appliances, an island unit and tiled flooring. 

Starter home: Crossbarry, Co Cork €215,000

At the other end is a timber floored living room with a large traditional style brick fireplace with a stove with a back boiler Other accommodation at this level includes a utility room and a bathroom while upstairs there is a shower room and three bedrooms.

The gravelled front garden has been planted with hedging and shrubs, while the long enclosed south- facing garden at the rear has a lawn and a large patio.

Located at Lissagroom 50 metres from Crossbarry village, the property is just over four and a half kilometers from Innishannon and 20 minutes from Cork city

Verdict: Prettily and tastefully done.


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