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4 of a kind on the Wild Atlantic Way

Claddagh House, Dooeighney, Ballina, Co Mayo €445,000

Published 13/03/2016 | 02:30

Claddagh House
Claddagh House
Cir Mhor
Shannon Surprise
Burnham €650,000

Sunday Independent Property chooses four homes along the Wild Atlantic Way

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Claddagh House, Dooeighney, Ballina, Co. Mayo

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The Wild Atlantic Way is the big success story of Irish tourism in recent years. Claddagh House is located 4.8km from Ballina and just 8km from the surfing mecca of Enniscrone, which has a sandy beach and famous seaweed baths. Claddagh House was operated successfully as a B&B for over 10 years. For anyone with a yen to abandon the pressures of life in the city and make a living in the tourism sector, it's an appealing prospect, offering the opportunity to work from home and build a business. And given the way that tourism has changed over the last number of years, the new owners could decide to operate Claddagh House on an AirBnB basis, so that they wouldn't even have to handle the pressure of dishing up the daily full Irish.

With nine bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 399 sqm of living space over two floors, Claddagh House is priced at the same level as an ordinary three-bedroom semi-detached house in a good Dublin suburb that will have only one-third of its space.

At ground-floor level, there is a family reception to the front and a family kitchen and dining room to the rear. The kitchen units are in solid cherry and included in the sale is an oil-fired Stanley range. a five-ring gas hob (perfect for cooking up the sausages and black pudding), a stainless-steel dual oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge. A separate utility room has fitted oak units, a tall fridge and freezer, washing machine, separate tumble drier and ceiling clothes airers. A store room is currently used as an office. There is also a separate B&B dining room and three bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom and en suite, plus a separate shower room. Upstairs there are six en suite bedrooms, a guest television lounge and an additional bathroom.

Claddagh House sits on maintenance-free, landscaped and west-facing gardens of three-quarters of an acre. There are lawns and brick patios to the front and rear and ample parking for visitors.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Feeney West (096) 72828

Ballydehob beauty for €545k

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'Cir Mhor' is an architect-designed coastal residence and guest cottage on 1.4 acres built using materials from a nearby church and located near Ballydehob in West Cork, in an area with exceptional coastal, island and mountain views. Amongst the attractive features of the property are pitch-pine floors, the use of salvaged decorative materials, natural stone finishes, a smart bespoke kitchen design and a conservatory positioned to take advantage of the views. The main house has an open-plan living/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the detached cottage contains an en suite bedroom.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (023) 883 3995

Shannon surprise for €1.25m

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This large home, with 650 sqm of living space, is situated on a five-acre elevated site overlooking the River Fergus and Shannon Estuary. Built in 2004, there is extensive use of limestone and solid oak throughout, with the feel of a castle (there are two towers) but all modern conveniences. The internal layout is split-level, with five en suite bedrooms plus ample reception and entertaining space. Underfloor heating is fed by a geo-thermal system, while the house also has solar panels and its own water supply. There is room for a helicopter pad and the property is minutes from Shannon Airport.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (061) 361 905

Dingle delight for €650k

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Burnham is a large, five-bedroom house located in an elevated position overlooking Dingle Town at the mouth of Dingle Bay, with superb views over the coastline and surrounding countryside. At the ground-floor level, there is an open-plan kitchen/dining room, plus a separate sitting room, utility room and an en suite bedroom. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, with the master bedroom en suite and a spacious dressing room. Dingle is a year-round destination for tourists and was named Ireland's first Foodie Town in 2015, ensuring its appeal to gourmands, as well as Star Wars fans.

Agent: FitzGerald & Associates (066) 9152684

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