Overall Floor Area: 98m 2
‘A period gem in a most private & wooded oasis’
Site Area: 1/6 of an acre approx.
GUIDE PRICE: 385,000
LOCATION: At the upper end of Richmond Hill, just above the City Centre in a most private, secluded and elevated setting. While the property is central, it is tucked away in a tranquil haven. The views are captivating, with numerous vantage points to enjoy the historic ambiance of old Cork and beyond.
DESCRIPTION: This most unique detached home was originally constructed in 1860, the date marked on a key stone over the garden gate. Originally built as a cottage in the Victorian era, a second floor was added in the 1950’s, to this light filled and south facing home. Its character is emphasised by the usage and placement of, sympathetically stylish furniture, dcor and fittings. A number of improvements were carried out by its present and long-term owner, with attention to the period details of the cottage. These include a new roof (2008), double glazed timber windows, the installation of gas fired central heating, and a cast iron Charnwood stove. A lot of care and thought has been devoted to the internal layout and decorative finish. The property will be of particular interest to those who value the merits attached to living in such a peaceful and landscaped environ, where one can nurture oneTM horticultural interests within the well established gardens and vegetable plots. The privacy, security, central location and spectacular grounds justify the use of the much- maligned term, unique. Externally the property is stately, belying its comfortable and comparatively compact floor area of some 1060 sq. ft. The high ceilings, the large windows, elevated position, all combine to give the ambiance of a larger property.
Note: This property will ideally suit a couple who are downsizing or nest building.
Outer Porch/ Study 9′ x 5’9 (Windows on 3 sides).
Kitchen/Dining/Living 11’3 x 20’6 Hardwood Floor, Fitted units, cast iron Charnwood stove. Integrated appliances.
Reading Room 10’3 11’3 Hardwood Floor, Double doors to south west facing patio and railed decking area.
Discreet pantry/under stairs storage
Spacious Landing with airing cupboard off
Bedroom 1 12’6 x 9’9
Bedroom 2 9’3 x 11’6
Bathroom Timber Floor, Bath, Shower, w.c., w.h.b., partially tiled.
OUTSIDE: The well-established and easily-maintained south west facing gardens on three sides of the house, are laid out in lawns, shrubbery and herbaceous areas. Extensive planting and landscaping has been carried out, and the grounds have been divided into appropriate and screened sections. These include a lower and upper garden area with raised rockery, abundant shrubbery and a sea of bluebells at this time of year. In the vegetable garden there are recently planted fruit trees and raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables. To the rear of the house is a generous sized and covered woodshed. With the garden visible from all the windows there are many vantage points, from which to appreciate the attractions of the serene atmosphere of this charming city property, in its alluring setting. The tranquillity of all will be evident on viewing. The grounds are situated on an elevated site of rock base and benefit from the mature treed boundary surround.
SERVICES: Septic Tank. We are advised that the drains have recently been upgraded.
HEATING: Gas Fired Central Heating
SOLICITOR: Gwen Bowen, Bowen & Co., Solicitors, Pound Street, Six Mile Bridge, Co. Clare.