Sym­pa­thet­i­cally re­stored old forge is pretty as a pic­ture

Tr­ish Dromey says a cot­tage in Cap­po­quin on the mar­ket for €190,000 is cute and colour­ful and has un­par­al­leled val­ley views

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - Starter Homes -

WITH red win­dow planters, white­washed walls, neat roof thatch­ing and colour­ful gar­dens, The Old Forge near Cap­po­quin is pretty enough to at­tract the at­ten­tion of snap-happy tourists who pass by. Prob­a­bly built in the 1800, it was once a forge but is now an at­trac­tive two-bed cot­tage which has been sym­pa­thet­i­cally re­stored. The cur­rent owner is a Ger­man his­to­rian who has looked af­ter the in­te­rior well and has kept the gar­dens look­ing colour­ful.

There’s 1,100sq ft of liv­ing space in­clud­ing a tiled lounge with a tim­ber pan­eled ceil­ing and orig­i­nal fire­place fit­ted with a stove. There’s also a tra­di­tional look­ing kitchen with a dresser as well as a liv­ing room, a bath­room and two bed­rooms. At one side there’s a thatched stone out­build­ing for stor­ing tim­ber and gar­den tools. Set on a site of an acre and a half, the prop­erty has flower and shrub filled gar­dens at the rear as well as ex­ten­sive green ar­eas bounded by ma­ture trees. Adding to the colour pro­vided by pink roses and pur­ple rhodo­den­drons is a red gate with a “Dan­ger Bull” sign, which ap­par­ently came with the cot­tage.

Seek­ing of­fers of €190,000, Sherry Fitzger­ald Reynolds say this is a gor­geous, sceni­cally lo­cated prop­erty. “The ap­proach to the cot­tage has un­ri­valled views of the val­ley and the meet­ing of the wa­ters of the pic­turesque River Black­wa­ter with its trib­u­tary the River Bride,’’ says auc­tion­eer Cormac Cur­ran adding that the lo­ca­tion is pop­u­lar with an­glers and boat­ing en­thu­si­asts.

VER­DICT: Cute and colour­ful sum­mer cot­tage

Cap­po­quin, Co Water­ford €190,000

Size: 102 sq m (1,100 sq ft) Bed­rooms: 2 Bath­rooms: 1

BER: ex­empt

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