Four on the market: with a sauna
If you want to have the benefits of a personal sauna at your disposal, then here are four properties which include one.
Rathcoursey House, Co Cork
€1.4m Michael H Daniels & Co (025) 31023
Though it does have a sauna, that is not at all the most appealing feature of Rathcoursey House in East Ferry, Midleton. Its biggest allure might be its listed Georgian pedigree, the 31 acres of wooded grounds, a walled orchard, courtyard with numerous outbuildings, or the 4,410 sq ft of living space. Among the reception rooms are a drawing room, dining room, library and a study, as well as a garden room with French doors to a terrace. Upstairs there are six bedrooms, almost all with individual en-suite bathrooms.
4 The Bower, Co Dublin
€685k Sherry FitzGerald Blanc (01) 845 4500
Number 4 The Bower is one of several mid-19th century houses that stare fixedly out to sea from Fancourt, about a kilometre or so from the centre of Balbriggan. It's semi-detached and measures 2,486 sq ft on two storeys with a basement, and there's a sauna and hot tub in the back courtyard. Within is a drawing room and kitchen at entrance level, and a sitting room and conservatory in the basement. The basement also has one en-suite bedroom with a jacuzzi bath, four more bedrooms are on the first floor.
‘Longreef’, Sandy Ln, Co Wexford
€399,500 Kehoe & Associates (053) 914 4383
'Longreef' is about two kilometres outside Curracloe. Perhaps more importantly, it's closer to the famed Curracloe Beach, where Saving Private Ryan was filmed. After you've given yourself a drenching in the sea - or re-enacted the D-Day landings - you can warm up in the sauna back in the house. It is 3,000 sq ft and includes a one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor. The main house is split-level with five bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room with doors to a sun terrace, a living room and a games room.
‘On a Clear Day’, Kilternan, D18
€925k Knight Frank (01) 634 2466
'On A Clear Day' in Ballyedmonduff Road, has a gym as well as a sauna, and for your less vigorous moments, it also has a bar and a wraparound balcony for enjoying the long-range views. It's split-level, with a ground floor and a garden level, and measures 3,498 sq ft. That includes five bedrooms, the master with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe. The bar is off the kitchen, which also opens into a large, L-shaped living and dining room with doors to a conservatory. The basement has the sauna, games room and utility.