Smiths frontman Morrissey has mentioned the beautiful seaside home he bought for his beloved mother.
The four-bedroom Victorian house offers exceptional views over the harbor in Cobh, Cork, but is selling for less than the price of a one-bedroom apartment in central London for just £510,000.
The house was built in the 1850’s and still retains the original shutters, sash windows, cornices and doors from when it was first built.
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now singer Morrissey bought the house in 2002 for his mother, Elizabeth Dwyer.
He credited her with his prowess as a lyricist, his animal rights activism, and being “the only reason for all the good and motivating things in my life” when she passed away in 2020 at the age of 82.
Morrissey wants to sell the seaside estate he bought for his mother Elizabeth in 2002
Morrissey is pictured with his mother, Elizabeth Anne Dwyer, who sadly passed away in 2002, aged 82
Another view shows the rear of the house with original features and a small conservatory
Estate agent Sherry FitzGerald, who is selling the property in the harbor town of Cobh, Cork, said: ‘The Manse is a beautiful 1850s Victorian property with beautiful, manicured gardens and magnificent uninterrupted views over Cork Harbour.
‘This family home is in good condition retaining all original features such as shutters, sash windows, doors, architraves, cornices, picture rails, ceiling roses and fireplaces. Although this house is in good condition, it needs some refurbishment.
‘The Manse has a south-facing aspect with exceptional views over Cork Harbour.
‘The property is accessed through a gated entrance with the garden laid to lawn and mature planting.
‘There is also a pedestrian entrance from the property to the main road.
‘The well-appointed rooms extend over two floors and offer four bedrooms, a bathroom, two ensuites and a dressing room on the first floor.
‘Located within easy reach of Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Primary and Secondary Schools, Nursery, Railway Station, Bus Stop, River Ferry and Cobh Town Centre, which offers all the conveniences of modern family living.’
Now unfurnished, the house is filled with plush wallpaper, curtains, chandeliers and intricate tiles.
Located in Cobh, Cork, the house has stunning views of the harbor and rugged coastline
A floor plan shared on the Rightmove website shows the home’s expansive ground floor
The house still has original shutters, windows and doors that are over 150 years old
The house features four bedrooms, a bathroom, two ensuites and a dressing room
A lavish bathroom in the house, complete with bath to the window and bidet
Image shows a patio around the house and a small house at the end of the garden
A bathroom with polished stone floors features a soaking tub overlooking the breathtaking coastal view.
And outside is approximately 0.6 acres of manicured lawns on two levels, including a pond and a small wendy house.
Morrissey bought the house for his Dublin-born mother in 2002.
She died of gallbladder cancer in 2020.
The Smiths frontman blamed the NHS for his mother’s death.
He claimed doctors missed her cancer so they couldn’t treat her.
In a statement on his website, Morrissey Central, he said: ‘After a stroke, her recovery was remarkable.
“She had three extensive head-to-toe examinations by the NHS that couldn’t find anything wrong.
“Four days after the third examination, I was told that my mother had three weeks to live.
‘Nine days later she had withered and died without any attempt by the NHS to save her life.
‘As soon as the NHS waves you off with paracetamol, get ready to meet your maker.
My mother’s official cause of death was not the trendy and indisputable – ‘covid’ – but instead cancer of the gallbladder…
‘How I wish to all the gods my mother hadn’t expressed confidence in the NHS.
“Maybe she’s still alive today.”
On Tuesday, Morrissey announced he would be performing two major outdoor concerts this summer.
The singer is also embarking on a European tour, including a sold-out date at London’s Eventim Apollo on March 19 before heading to France and Belgium.
Steven Patrick Frances Morrissey began his solo career in 1988, a year after the disbandment of The Smiths.
The singer is widely credited with the rise and development of indie rock and Britpop.
In 2006, he was named the second-greatest living British cultural icon after former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.