Immediate interest has swung in behind the former Curate’s House, or Parochial House, in East Cork’s pretty Ladysbridge.
In fact, it has already stepped nicely over its initial €145,000 asking price via agent Adrianna Hegarty in Midleton: by mid-week, she had offers up to €170,000, and lots of viewings still booking in.
Unlived in for the past several years, it needs a fairly full overhaul, in terms of wiring, electrics, insulating, decorating and more, but the upsides are location, space and a great deal of character.
It’s on good 0.64 acres site, with a row of old stone outbuildings along its side approach avenue, and has 250 yards of road frontage, separating the village from the modern house development Dealg Bán.
Internally, the two-storey house with rear return wing has two reception rooms with 10’ ceilings, study, kitchen, and pantry, and overhead are three/four bedrooms or optional study, bathroom and separate WC.
Several of the upstairs rooms have fireplaces and shutters on the windows. There’s lots of services immediately to hand, plus a school bus link to Midleton, and the sea is nearby at Garryvoe and Ballycotton.
VERDICT: Needs a full refurb, but holds huge village life promise.
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