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Friday 9 December 2016

Four on the market: holiday homes

Published 01/07/2016 | 02:30

Cruit Island
Cruit Island
Brownstown Head
Lickowen
Surveyor's House

Four holiday homes offering proximity to blue flag beaches and Atlantic views.

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Cruit Island House, Co Donegal 

€580k  Savills Country, (01) 663 4350

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Cruit Island is connected to the mainland by a causeway, so you get the name of living on an island with none of the hassle of getting to one. Cruit Island House, Kincasslagh, is towards the north of the island, near the golf links, and has nine acres right on the coast. The ground floor has the kitchen and utility room, an open-plan sitting and dining room with Atlantic views, a study and four bedrooms, three en suite. Upstairs there's a playroom, office and music room, all in a floor area of 3,929 sq ft.

Brownstown Head, Co Waterford

€470k  REA O’Shea O’Toole, (051) 876757

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The scenic drive from Brownstown Head to Dunmore East takes you by Rathmoylan Cove where there's a stone in the shape of a body, known locally as a 'White Lady' and said to represent a woman who died tragically. Built in 2010 not far from the cove and seven kilometres from Dunmore East, this detached house has extensive sea views. Downstairs there's a sunroom, a den, a living room and kitchen with a pantry and utility room. Upstairs there's a study and four bedrooms, two en suite and one with a dressing room.

Lickowen, Toe Head, Co Cork

€345k  Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Skibbereen, (028) 21404

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Designed with large picture windows to make the most of its view of Toe Head Bay, this four-bedroom, 1,198 sq ft detached bungalow is not far from the Blue Flag Tragumna beach and a manageable drive from both Castletownshend and Skibbereen. It's on a half-acre site near the water's edge, with a mature garden and some outbuildings that could be used for a studio or extra accommodation. There's a living room and an open-plan kitchen and dining room at one end, and a family bathroom and four bedrooms at the other.

Surveyor’s House, Co Mayo

€745k  Sherry FitzGerald Crowlely, (098) 29009

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The Surveyor's House represents "an integral component of the built heritage of Westport Quay", according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Dating from the late 18th century, it has been in the same family since 1820. It's a 2,250 sq ft private residence, or rather two residences. The main house has a living room, dining room, kitchen, study and four bedrooms (one en suite). A side lane leads to a self-contained house with an open-plan kitchen and sitting room, a living room and two en suite bedrooms.

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