Smartly laid out Stoneybatter two-bed for €375,000

City cottage has high ceilings, a roomy kitchen and a private garden

  • Address: 1 Cowper Street, Stoneybatter, D7
  • Price: € 375,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Cowper Street is a charming area of Stoneybatter, just off Aughrim Street, at the North Circular Road end. It comprises several house types including a row of single-storey artisan cottages. Number 1 is an end-of-terrace property purchased in 2005 by two sisters who set about insulating the roof and walls, and upgrading the windows.

The two-bedroom property opens into the livingroom, a small space with high ceilings. Its focal point is a gas-fuelled fire. Three doors lead off it – two are to the bedrooms, both with similar ceiling heights. The smaller of the two is to the front; the other, at the rear, has a clerestory window (running above eye level) and built-in wardrobes. There is a small shower room.

The kitchen to the rear is the width of the house and big enough to entertain in. It is home to a six-burner gas-fired range cooker and a Belfast-style sink. The original pine floorboards remain throughout – the ones in the kitchen and living room have been ebonised.

1 Cowper Street, Dublin 7
1 Cowper Street, Dublin 7
1 Cowper Street, Dublin 7

Private garden

The back door leads to a very lovely and private south-west facing back garden with pedestrian access – a boon for anyone with a bike – space for bins and a small garden shed.

The cottage, which measures 52sq m/563sq ft, is seeking €375,000 through Sherry FitzGerald.

Next door came to market last August asking €375,000 through Kelly Bradshaw, and an offer of €400,000 was accepted in September.  

Agent The Property Shop is seeking €280,000 for a smaller property of 47sq m / 506sq ft, at 29 Arklow Street. It is also a one-storey cottage but needs modernisation, has electric storage heating and a north-east-facing yard to the rear. Its asking price was reduced by €15,000 this month.