Knockadoon, East Cork €350,000
165 sq m (1,785sq ft)
IT’S all go out around the Knockadoon peninsula by Youghal Bay and Ballymacoda these weeks: not only has the East Cork equivalent of Summer Bay had a long tradition of gaeltacht summer camps, but it also hosts faith-based week-long summer camp for teens through June and July, which means the small coastal community gets a youthful buzz and injection of life for the fine weather days.
About a quarter-hour drive from Youghal, Knockadoon also has beaches, cliff and shoreline walks and a year-round community life also. Now, the arrival of a good-quality, 1,785 sq ft bungalow with detached garage on up to two acres could indeed see buyers keen on holiday home use, full-time occupancy, or a mix of both, with retirement use also possibly on the horizon. Fresh to market for summer 2017 is Aisling (translated from the Irish as ‘dream,’) and it’s a modern, single storey home with more space within thanks to sheltering, rear wing extensions. Aisling carries a €350,000 asking price via Fiona Hennessy of Sherry Fitzgerald Hennessy in Youghal, and she says the gardens of 0.75 of an acre are manicured. In addition to the landscaped and well laid out garden and lawn, is a 1.25 acre field with entrance to the side of the house and running behind it and away from the road.
It’s in super-smart condition internally, has two reception rooms with matching fireplaces, kitchen/diner with maple units and patio access, while also off the kitchen is a projecting rear wood-ceilinged sun room, and for after the sun goes down, there are three bedrooms, one of which is en suite, in addition to the main family bathroom.
VERDICT: Opportunity knock-adoons.