If you love period properties with a touch of quirkiness well No. 5 Castleview Terrace will certainly capture your attention. From the minute you approach the house, you become so inquisitive (what is behind the door). What I loved when I first saw the house was the veranda to the front and the colour of the front door – it just looked so pretty.
I certainly was not disappointed, there was just a calmness, brightness, and space from the minute I walked in. There was a contemporary yet sympathetic choice of colour throughout the house in order to bring the house to today’s living standard.
The entrance hall is bright, there are the original floorboards throughout the downstairs, branching off the entrance hall is the playroom/ den, sitting room with an open fireplace, kitchen leading into the dining room, bathroom complete with claw foot bath and shower, you even have plantation shutters.
On the first floor – you have 3 double bedrooms (the main bedroom has a dressing room which could be turned into an ensuite no problem as it is plumbed for one).
The basement which has access to the amazing garden, so private, its like a playpen for kids just an oasis. The basement has been cleaned up and structurally sorted but it has not been decorated or put to real use. You have 3 /4 big rooms down there – ideal for the teenagers to hang out, ideal for working from home or as it is now, part gym. You have a courtyard to the side which then in turn leads to the garden.
This property has been restored over the last 3 years, its warm, décor is excellent, and the condition is good. Of course, like every house, plenty of room to do more and make it your own but the owners have done so much. The house is on 3 floors and measures 243 sq,m. It was built in the 1850s so it is BER exempt.
Features include a new oil central heating system with 4 zones, new water system, no longer a water tank in the attic. All sash windows and weights refurbished.
A great house, the location is superb, you are within walking distance of the local shops, coffee shop, tennis club, the train station is literally a 5 min walk and you are a 10 min walk to Cobh town centre.
It is a lovely house and ready to move into.