TRADING UP: Crosshaven Village, Cork Harbour, €345,000

The outside of well-set Ardmoyle, in the heart of Crosshaven village by the start of the Camden Road, is unpainted grey render.

Size: 92 sq m (996 sq ft)

Bathrooms: 1

Bedrooms: 3

BER: Exempt

And, that’s in contrast to the very many shades of grey used in this detached house’s interior design and moderning makeover, featuring in furniture, walls, paint and carpets, among other ‘grey’ areas. And, it works, as does the generous site’s ‘grazing’ front side and back lawns.

Freshly done up by its current owners is the compact-sized, almost-1,000 sq ft three-bed detached home a two-minute walk from the village’s community core: and, it overlooks the Merries funfair in the foreground across and under the Camden Road, with Crosshaven harbour, Owenabue estuary, yacht marinas and pier, and Currabinny in the more distant, ell-embracing view.

To take extra advantage of the views, there’s a front 10’ by 6’ porch and within is a living room with fireplace, kitchen/diner, utility and main bathrooms. Overhead are three character-full bedrooms (two doubles plus a single) with part-sloping ceilings, and two have original cast iron fireplaces.

Windows are double glazed, there’s oil central heating but no BER has been done as it’s exempt as a protected structure, and at present it has pedestrian access only, with parking on Camden Road, with storage shed to the rear.

Selling agent Suzy Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing guides Ardmoyle at €345,000 and says after the work done, it’s ready for immediate occupation, while the site size gives great scope for extending, subject to planning permission.

VERDICT: Should float home hunters’ boats.



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