Cushy times at Belvelly, Cobh’s Cois Fota for  €465,000

Having tweaked their house design to suit their preferences 11 years ago, now that it’s time to sell and move on, the owners of No 6 Cois Fota are bound to have mixed feelings.

They adapted the 2,700 sq ft dormer four/five-bed home by Belvelly bridge, Great Island in Cork harbour back in 2003, when quality builder Joe Neville from Kinsale built 10 houses here in a special setting, and in a horseshoe-shaped scheme.

They put in underfloor heating downstairs, and have become firm converts to this, and have the option of a fifth bedroom at ground floor, linked by double doors right now to a family living/dining room. Right now “it’s a man cave, for watching matches on the TV,” says selling agent Trish Stokes of Lisney. More immediate are physical views to engage the eye from No 6 which include the Martello tower at Belvelly as well as the even older ruin of the tower/castle by the water’s edge, at the picturesque humpback Belvelly bridge.

That quaint old, hard-working arched bridge links Cobh/Great Island to Fota Island, and both the Fota estate and train station are a short walk from No 6.

The dormer home, with three of its four first floor bedrooms en suite, is in immaculate order, with well-ordered space and finishes and is guided at €465,000 by Lisneys, who reckon its the first resale here since the houses were built.

VERDICT: A rare chance to buy in this ace Fota location.


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