It’s hard to tick all the boxes when you’re househunting.
However, if you love city centre living but you still crave the peace and tranquility of the countryside, there’s a stunning property that might be made for you… provided you have the budget.
Nestled in a handsome row of red brick homes on Cork’s Western Road, No. 2 Inniscarrig Terrace just hit the market, guiding at
With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this beautiful three-storey house was built around 1887 and features a host of original internal and external period features.
And if you don’t fancy a year of costly renovations, the good news is this property was renovated, refurbished, and extended to the rear in 2008. The extension has created a large kitchen/dining area that looks onto the south-facing gardens and provides clear river views, complete with a spacious wooden deck for waterside entertaining.
‘Superb original features’
With curb appeal in spades, the property is entered via a cast iron pedestrian gate, set into attractive cast iron railings.
“The front garden is private due to its mature planting and is low maintenance due to its gravel and limestone finishes.” says estate agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills.
“Here you will find some superb original external features such as the striking red and yellow brick combination as well as a yellow brick string course design, rounded single pane over pane sliding sash windows, decorative heads with keystones over the front windows and door and clear fanlight window over the wood panelled front door.”
Stepping inside reveals high ceilings, original plasterwork, a spacious lounge, family room, and a large kitchen /dining room.
The addition of the extension has allowed for the creation of an internal courtyard, ideal for morning coffee. The extension itself is due south and saturated with natural light due to large window openings and a large skylight.
“Making your way up the stairs, you will find the bathroom and utility room on the return,” adds O’Donovan.
“The master bedroom at the front of the property could also be used as a drawing room. The second floor provides three more bedrooms, and the main bathroom.”
A rare treat amid the hustle and bustle of the city, the rear garden’s large south-facing patio is private and quiet.
“Here you will find a spacious patio, lawn, raised flower beds and direct access to the River Lee. The rear garden kicks left where you will find a large deck that is private and ideal for summer barbeques.”
All this just a stone’s throw from the Bons Secours Hospital, UCC, CUH, and Fitzgerald’s Park? Sounds like a dream home for someone in the medical profession.
To arrange a viewing and see more images from inside, contact Savills Cork here.