Summercove, Kinsale €325,000

Set in almost a courtyard setting, the period era Revatto Lodge and Studio in Kinsale harbour’s Summercove is a manageable buy - for the location.

After all, Kinsale dominated last year’s Cork property market upper echelons with three €1-m plus home sales, and the Ardbrack/Scilly/Summercove area is increasingly dominated by luxe, hideaway homes and modern mansions with water views.

This slate-hung two-bed home, with one-bed guest studio, is guided at €325,000 by estate agent Trish Stokes of Lisney, and she says it’s in the heart of Summercove near the famed Bulman bar and Charles Fort, is steeped in character, is detached, has adjacent parking and has a south-facing courtyard aspect.

Probably best suited to a single buyer, a couple or traders-down, Revatto Lodge has its main 18’ by 15’ living area (with arched front entrance door, and staircase) more or less open-plan, with wood-burning stove, adjacent smaller lounge, and two overhead bedrooms and main bathroom.

The kitchen is off to the side, in an annex, and the studio apartment has one en suite bedroom, and kitchen/living room, and this room also has a stove, a pot bellied one.

VERDICT: By the mouth of Kinsale harbour, Summercove feels like some Cornish hillside village, with the scenic waterside Scilly walk a delightful route back to Kinsale.


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