Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork, €440,000

When you have sea views like there are from this Kilcolta, Crosshaven home, why wouldn’t you have a sun patio, plus a sun terrace, for sitting out and taking in the vista from?

Size: 141sq m (1,527sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3+1 

Bedrooms: 3+1 

BER: D2

And, not only does this three-bed bungalow (plus split-level annex) have outside sitting out spots, it also has a sun room to the front, and a conservatory to the back.

Now, the adaptable home on a sloping 0.42 acre site by Church Bay and Templebreedy is for sale, guided at €420,000 by estate agent Paul O’Shea of Sherry FitzGerald, who says its views range from Roches Point to the east, and to the choice-set Bunnconnellan’s bar and restaurant to the west by Myrtleville beach.

In between is the ocean, and water-borne activity of all sorts, with Volvo Cork Week in full competitive regatta mode outside and inside Cork harbour over the coming days, with over 120 participating boats and crew.

Here at this Kilcolta home (another firm of agents Dennehy Properties, have a Kilcolta-set 0.48 acre site for sale with full planning for a 1,700 sq ft new build for €320,000), this property is as suitable for second-home use as it is for full-time residence (or, early retirement?)

Two of the three cabins — sorry, bedrooms — have en suites, and in addition to the c1,527 sq ft of main dwelling, there’s a one-bed, en suite two-storey 450 sq ft annex.

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