Cladagh, €450k: Play with a full deck in Co Waterford
There are some people who like to spend their leisure time in the California manner - jogging and cycling and straining themselves on exercise machines. And there are others whose taste runs more along the lines of the American South, whereby you sit on a stoop with a jug of milk punch, possibly plucking an electric bass, before going for a snooze.
If you fit the latter description, you may be interested in this rambling detached property in the townland of Cladagh, near Clashmore in Co Waterford.
Set in remote, wooded countryside, it has a huge, half-covered deck (or stoop) for sunset cocktails and no fewer than nine bedrooms for necessary naps.
Built in 2007, the property is about 3,000 sq ft in size and it's set on six acres. This includes a two-acre paddock and two-and-a-half acres of forestry .
The deck is out the front, and it's shaded by a catslide roof, so even your moggies should have an easy time of it. But should you need to break off from relaxing to do something more constructive, there's also a 2,000 sq ft workshop on the grounds with its own electricity supply.
Of the nine bedrooms, six have en suites. By way of living rooms, there's a library with fitted bookshelves, a living room with an open fire, and a family room or games room upstairs which is 29ft long - easily big enough for a pool table.
The kitchen and dining room is a large square area measuring about 30ft by 30ft, with a massive stone chimney breast, a vaulted wooden ceiling with skylights, and stairs to a mezzanine above.
The kitchen has a centre island with a breakfast bar and there's a separate utility room.
The agent is Denise Radley Auctioneers in Dungarvan, (058) 42168, and the asking price is €450,000.