Smiths frontman Morrissey has listed the beautiful seaside home he bought his beloved mother.
The Victorian four-bedroom home features exceptional views over the harbour in Cobh, Cork, but is being sold for less than the cost of a one bedroom apartment in central London at just £510,000.
The house was built in the 1850s and still includes the original shutters, sash windows, cornicing and doors from when it was first built.
The singer, known for Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, bought the house for his mother, Elizabeth Dwyer, in 2002.
He credited her with his ability as a lyricist, his animal rights activism, and being ‘the sole reason for all the good and motivational things in my life’ when she died in 2020 aged 82.
Morrissey looks to sell the seaside property he bought for his mother, Elizabeth, in 2002
Morrissey is pictured with his mother, Elizabeth Anne Dwyer, who died in 2002, aged 82
Another view shows the rear of the house with original features and a small conservatory
Estate Agents Sherry FitzGerald, who are selling the property in the seaport town, said: ‘The Manse is a superb 1850’s Victorian property which is set on beautiful, manicured gardens and has magnificent uninterrupted views over Cork Harbour.
‘This family home is in good condition while retaining all original features including shutters, sash windows, doors, architraves, cornicing, picture rails, ceiling roses and fireplaces. Whilst this home is in good condition it needs some upgrading.
‘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 out in lawn and mature planting.
‘There is also a pedestrian entrance from the property down to the high road.
‘The well-appointed rooms extend over two floors offering four bedrooms, bathroom, two ensuites and dressing room on the first floor.
‘Located only a short distance from Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis and croquet club, primary and secondary schools, creche, train station, bus stop, cross river ferry and the town centre of Cobh, which offers all the conveniences of contemporary family living.’
Now unfurnished, the house is filled with plush wallpaper, curtains, chandeliers and intricate tiling.
The house in Cobh, Cork, features beautiful views of the harbour and rugged coastline
A floorplan shared on the Rightmove website shows the extensive ground floor of the house
The house still has original shutters, windows and doors, surviving over 150 years
The house features four bedrooms, a bathroom, two ensuites and a dressing room
An opulent bathroom in the house complete with window-facing bath and bidet
Image shows a patio around the house as well as a small wendy house at the end of the garden
A bathroom with polished stone floors includes a bathtub overlooking the stunning coastal views.
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.
When she died from gallbladder cancer, the Smiths frontman blamed the NHS, claiming doctors missed the disease so they couldn’t treat her.
In a statement on his website, Morrissey Central, he said: ‘Following a stroke, her recovery was remarkable.
‘She had three extensive head-to-toe examinations by the NHS who could find nothing amiss.
Morrissey’s childhood home in Manchester
‘Four days following 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.
‘Once the NHS waves you off with paracetamol, get ready to meet your maker.
‘The official cause of my mother’s death was not the trendy and unquestionable – ‘Covid’ – but, instead, cancer of the gallbladder.
‘How I wish to all gods that my mother had expressed no faith in the NHS.
‘She might still be alive today.’
It comes as Morrissey this week announced he would play two huge 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 launched his solo career in 1988, a year after the dissolution of The Smiths.
The singer has been widely credited in the emergence and development of indie rock and Britpop.
In 2006, he was voted the second-greatest living British cultural icon after former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.