It’s a tough market out there.
But if you’re a cash buyer and you’re on the hunt for a city home with some rustic charm, an interesting history and a bit of character, you might find just the thing on College Road.
Constructed in Canadian pine, Cooladerra was originally part of a collection of American chalet accommodation built on Whiddy Island during the First World War.
These days the unique detached property is a three-bedroom bungalow, nestled on a mature enclosed site – and while it’s not eligible for a mortgage, it’s all on the market for offers over €225,000.
“This was an officer property while the main company were stationed on Whiddy Island in Bantry Bay,” explains Darragh Taaffe of KMS auctioneers.
Taaffe believes there is “huge potential to upgrade” the home, which was moved to the city when the war ended and currently provides comfortable accommodation in a hugely sought-after part of town.
Its previous owner lived in the wooden chalet for six decades so the interior is in need of some modernisation, but nothing that couldn’t be carried out in a few weeks if you’re eager to move in.
Beautiful mature gardens bound the 980 sq ft property in its entirety, which will no doubt make it an attractive buy for someone hoping to build in the area too.
Intrigued? To find out more or to arrange a viewing, check out the listing here.