Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork €500,000

It seems to pretty much be all about the site, and the views, from 7 Ard Cross, in county Cork’s Crosshaven. 

This harbour community has evolved from a village with seasonal summer swells to a year-round residential location of choice.

Just shy of 1,900 sq ft, this four-bed detached was built 25 years ago, and is said by selling agent, Mark Rose of Rose Property Services, to be in good, but very original, condition inside.

In fact, he concentrates so much on the elevated views down over Cork harbour, and Currabinny and the gardens closer by, that there isn’t a single internal image so far on his site’s listing of No 7.

He guides the brick-faced detached, with a first floor sun room and balcony/deck access at an even €500,000, adding that there’s a separate detached large (c 20’ by 10’) garage... handy for boat or car storage and/hobbies.

It is set high above Crosshaven at Ard Cross, hence its name, with farm fields to the back, and is a short walk to the village’s shops and amenities.

There’s a large living room, and an even larger kitchen/dining room, hall, guest WC, four bedrooms with one en suite and a main family bathroom with both bath and shower, plus that upstairs sun room.

It has double glazing, gas heating from a tank, and a decent D1 BER, not at all bad for the vintage.

VERDICT: The basics are all good, and the views are best.


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