With a little spruce up, this could be a real peach.
Built over a century ago in 1910, The Nook at upper Strand in Youghal is for sale at a very enticing €185,000 – and it’s got the bones of something very unique indeed.
Perched above Moll Goggin’s Corner facing the beach, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property has a private, sheltered patio to the front and a small garden to the rear.
Room to manoeuvre
Unless you’re building a house to spec, spacious hallways and landings are hard to find these days, yet this little gem has plenty of room. The bright, welcoming entryways and large windows make it feel even larger than it is.
The handsome timber panels are guaranteed to excite the DIY enthusiast too – sanded down or painted they make a stunning statement the second you walk through the door.
There are open fireplaces in the living room and sitting room so with a decent supply of firewood you could keep much of the house warm and toasty throughout the winter months, but there’s oil fired central heating too.
Timber floors run throughout and while they’re in good condition, an inexpensive re-finish would restore them to their gleaming glory.
Upstairs there are three generously sized bedrooms, one en suite, as well as a family bathroom that’s in good working order but could easily be given a 2020 makeover.
The views on this level are a delight too – you can peer over the rooftops for an uninterrupted view of the ocean.
A five-minute walk to the centre of the heritage town of Youghal, The Nook is a private slice of seaside paradise for the savvy buyer. Interested? It’s listed with estate agents Sherry Fitzgerald here.