Wa­ter­fall, Cork €285,000

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - Property -

?93 sqm (1,000 sq ft)

Bath­rooms:

The tracks of the West Cork Rail­way might have been pulled up, and the land given back to farm­ers, but there’s mem­o­ries ga­lore still of the glory days of rail and routes west of Cork city, past viaducts, through tun­nels, and over bridges.

Water­ford and Mayo have made mas­sive virtues of their old rail routes, open­ing them up as green cy­cle paths: any chance of sim­i­lar in Cork? A mem­ory and, thank­fully, a liv­ing one, is Rail­way House. It’s a de­tached for­mer gate keep­ers’ cot­tage on a third of an acre site at Castle­white, Wa­ter­fall, about 15 minute trip by car from Cork city.

Es­tate agent John Barry of Frank V Mur­phy & Co is now sell­ing the pretty-look­ing, old world cot­tage, with three bed­rooms and about 1,000 sq ft of abun­dant char­ac­ter, on equally pretty, cot­tage-style gar­dens in full sum­mer bloom. It scores a lowly G BER due to age and the fact its cen­tral heat­ing is fired by a back boiler, but it does al­ready have dou­ble glaz­ing, and there’s a spread of out­build­ing as a back-up bonus.

The lo­ca­tion is hot too, notes Mr Barry, as Bish­op­stown isn’t far away, and this house has ex­ten­sion scope for fam­ily buy­ers, and will par­tic­u­larly suit those look­ing for a more novel home than a stan­dard sub­ur­ban semi-d, es­pe­cially at its €285,000 price guide. VER­DICT: Choo-se coun­try liv­ing and make your own tracks to Wa­ter­fall

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