Four on the market: Beachfront properties
A selection of four beachfront properties around the country, currently on the market.
1 Cliff Villa, Duncannon, Co Wexford
€545k REA McCormack Corish (053) 912 2577
After hundreds of years repelling foreigners, the 16th-century Duncannon Fort is now welcoming them, as it houses a museum, craft shop and café. Down the road is 1 Cliff Villa, a split-level property at the end of a terrace. The back faces south onto Duncannon Beach. It's 2,583 sq ft in size with four bedrooms, all en-suite and two with beach-facing balconies. Downstairs there's a kitchen and dining room overlooking a living room below, with a patio door to a third balcony. There's oil-fired underfloor heating.
44 Barleycove Beach Villas
€280k Charles McCarthy (028) 215 33
Number 44 Barleycove Beach Villas is part of a holiday home development next to the Blue Flag Barleycove Beach, on the Mizen peninsula in west Cork. Eating and drinking are a short walk away in the bar and restaurant of the nearby Barleycove Beach hotel. It has four bedrooms (one en-suite) on the ground floor, with the living rooms upstairs overlooking the beach. These consists of an open-plan living and dining room, and a kitchen giving onto a balcony. The main bathroom is downstairs. The total size is 1,100 sq ft.
Bonnie View, Strand Line, Co Clare
€285k Rooney Auctioneers (061) 413511
The most famous lodger at The Strand guesthouse and bistro in Kilkee was Che Guevara, who stayed there in 1961. Right next door is 'Bonnie View', a two-storey house overlooking Kilkee beach. It has six bedrooms with one en-suite. One of the bedrooms is in a rear annex called the 'Fisherman's Cottage', which the agents advise could be converted into separate accommodation. There's also an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room with a fireplace and sea views. The total floor area is 2,031 sq ft.
41 South Strand, Skerries
€895k Kelly & Co (01) 849 1155
Number 41 South Strand in Skerries, Co Dublin, is a three-storey house looking east over the Irish Sea. The main living rooms are on the first floor. To the front is the sitting room, with doors to a viewing deck, and at the back are the kitchen and dining room, both open to a rear terrace. The ground floor has a living room, a study and two en-suite bedrooms, and the top floor has three more bedrooms (one en-suite) and an office. Total size is 2,605 sq ft. There's also a detached garage with planning permission for conversion.