Wednesday 18 January 2017

4 of a kind in Brittas Bay

Published 22/05/2016 | 02:30

Bella Vista
Bella Vista
The Hampton
The Hampton
Coastguard cottages
Brittas Bay village

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Park life, Hampton-style

The Hampton, Potter's Point,  Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow €130,000

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Mobiles in Brittas don't get much smarter than the Roadmaster Hampton, for sale in Potters Point. Originally known as Ballinacarrig Park, which has been the Brittas home from home for generations of Dublin families since, it was established in the late 1950s. Located 40 minutes' drive from Dublin, each home in Potters Point sits on its own private plot in a parkland setting with direct access on to the beach. The resort also has its own nine-hole golf course, the use of which is free to members.

Measuring approx 7m x 14.5m, the Hampton is an upper-class holiday home with 111sqm of living space, not far short of the size of an average semi-d in Dublin. It has three bedrooms and a further one which could be used as either a playroom or family room.

The mobile has full central heating and is double-glazed and the master bedroom has a spacious en suite. The kitchen is fully fitted, and there is a separate utility area fitted with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. The open-plan living area has high ceilings, hardwood flooring and low-maintenance finishes throughout, which will be good news for anyone who doesn't fancy spending their summer skivvying. There's also a 93 sqm deck with sea views overlooking the pitch and putt course, where the next owners will be able to entertain the neighbours over a barbecue and a few glasses of chilled white wine.

Potters Point puts on a full programme of activities in the summer months and, although this year's programme has yet to be confirmed, members can expect to enjoy tennis coaching, tennis and golf tournaments, surfing with the Brittas Bay Surf School, Pilates, boot camp, mother and toddler sessions, arts and crafts, father and son soccer sessions, tag rugby and card games. The on-site clubhouse is open every day and there is also a shop in the resort. If cabin fever sets in, activities in the area include Glendalough, Wicklow Gaol and SeaLife in Bray, while McDaniels pub is just a short distance away.

Agent: Potters Point (0404) 47195

A truly Bella Vista

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For sale: €765,000

Aptly named, Bella Vista is a family home overlooking Brittas Bay beach and the surrounding coastline. Located on a quiet private road, in Clonguaire, Ballincarrig, in the heart of Brittas Bay, Bella Vista has four bedrooms, two reception living rooms, plus a large dining room and spacious family kitchen. There is also a sunroom, fully fitted office and landscaped gardens. The property is described as tastefully decorated and well cared for. It is also one of the few houses in the area with designated and unrestricted access to Potters Point private beach and playground, which will transfer to the new owners.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (0402) 32367

Ballynacarrig belle

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For sale: €750,000

Coastguard Cottages at Ballynacarrig is a project for a purchaser looking for a large detached house at Brittas Bay. It comes with almost an acre and-a-half of land, a separate cottage and various outbuildings, plus a disused tennis court. There is a right of way giving direct access to the beach. The house has 412sqm of living space and, as currently configured, there are 15 bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. The property is in need of refurbishment, but could make a terrific seaside home or, suggest the agents, be used for other purposes, subject to planning permission.

Agent: DNG (01) 490 9000

One for village people

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For sale: €185,000

Situated close to the sandy dunes and the beach, Brittas Bay Village is a small, private, gated development of self-catering holiday cottages ideal for family summer holidays. Traditional in style, with a shared front garden, No 7 has attractive and well-laid-out accommodation with three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living room, bathroom and en suite. There is a year-round on-site caretaker, plus a tennis court and games room. Located 10 minutes off the M11, the house is commutable from Dublin during the summer months and suitable as a weekend getaway during the rest of the year.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (0402) 32367

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