Trading Up: Currabinny, Cork €520,000

With 3,000 sq ft on offer, there’s more than enough house in Béal na Laoi for almost any family — but, there’s more to it than that. 

This early 2000s build, a comfortable six-bed home, also has an 800 sq ft upgraded and tasty old stone cottage on its 0.75 acre of grounds.

Location is on the way into Currabinny, in Cork harbour, overlooking water and Drakes Pool, but, despite the Laoi, or Lee, in the house name, in fact the estuary that it overlooks is that of the Owenabue river.

It’s on the market with Michael Piggot in Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan Daly in Carrigaline, and with Ann O’Mahony in Sherry Fitz in the city, and they guide at €520,000 all-in for this most accommodating mix of modern comforts in the main house, and old fashioned charm in the cottage.

Most of the rooms have a southerly and estuary aspect, it has been well kept and its gardens minded and planted, and location is about four miles from Carrigaline, or Ringaskiddy. There’s very good mix of living rooms and bedrooms (one’s downstairs) and there’s a nice mix of colour and timbers.

And, for those who want an older house in Currabinny, Sherry FitzGerald have just listed No 2 The Terrace, previously on the market in 2013 at €525,000 for a 2,200 sq ft period home with modern extension. No2 The Terrace (pic below, right) is guided now at €395,000.

VERDICT: Currabinny’s quite special


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