Scenic, sunny set­ting in Crosser

Tommy Barker looks at this con­ve­niently-lo­cated three-bed­room Crosshaven home with har­bour views

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THerearethere­main­ing, old or­chard walls re­tained as a back­drop fea­ture to the niche, c 20 house de­vel­op­ment called

The Or­chard, with ap­ple-of-the­eye views over the wa­ter at Cork har­bour town Crosshaven.

Up for sale with a €215,000 ask­ing price is the smart, and wellkept, mid-ter­raced town­house at 18 The Or­chard, right­fully get­ting its name from its past as the or­chard for what’s Crosshaven’s highly-re­gard­ed­cronin’spuband restau­rant.

The scheme was built around 2002, and in re­cent times No 18 has been rented, but was ex­tremely well minded and shows well, says sell­ing agent Michael Pig­got, who’s based in Car­ri­ga­line.

In a sunny set­ting in Crosser, off the Cam­den Road, No 18 is as likely to find favour with traders down and re­lo­ca­tors as first-time buy­ers and starters out: it may even be bought as a sec­ond home/fu­ture re­tire­ment op­tion, given its ease of main­te­nance and prox­im­ity to the vil­lage’s ameni­ties, and Crosshaven’s now also a busy ‘life­style’ com­muter op­tion for those work­ing in Cork City. Crosshaven, Co Cork

Guide price: €215,000 Size: 88 sq m (915 sq ft) Bed­rooms: 3 Bath­rooms: 3

BER: D1

The set­ting is in a cul-de-sac, with old walled-in court­yard, back gar­den with seat­ing area, colour­fully planted up. And, even though there’s no ap­ple or pear trees to keep with The Or­chard’s roots, there are fruit trees in the pub­lic/com­mu­nal ar­eas, say the ven­dors.

For ease of keep­ing, and for con­ti­nu­ity’s sake, the own­ers tiled the hall, liv­ing room and kitchen/ din­ing room with the same pale porce­lain tile, and there’s rear gar­den ac­cess via pa­tio doors in the kitchen, while the liv­ing room has an open fire­place, and a bay win­dow.

Right now, heat­ing is via that open fire­place, plus elec­tric wall­mounted stor­age heat­ing, and they com­bine to give a just-ad­e­quate D1 BER for a prop­erty that’s only 15 years old. If new own­ers opt to put in a high ef­fi­ciency oil or gas burner and cen­tral heat­ing, it will im­prove the BER al­most im­me­di­ately.

The good spec sees a ground­floor guest WC, and one of the three car­peted bed­rooms over­head is en suite with a shower, and there’s the op­tion of a bath in the main fam­ily bath­room.

VER­DICT: a mod­ern home, with age­less Crosshaven wa­ter views, an­i­mated by the sight of sev­eral enor­mous whirring wind tur­bines at Curra­binny.

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