Four on the market with river views
A choice of four properties currently on the market which come complete with river views.
Waterfall Lodge, Co Galway
€690k Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
As its name suggests, Waterfall Lodge has a waterfall on its 0.8 of an acre of grounds on the banks of the Owenriff River west of Oughterard. The property comes with fishing rights, and between that and the six en-suite bedrooms, it's no surprise it's been run as a guesthouse. The house was built in 1995 in a Victorian style and stands at 4,500 sq ft. As well as the six en-suite bedrooms on the first floor there are two on the ground floor without en-suites, together with a living room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and study.
Adrigole House, Bantry, Co Cork
€475k Hodnett Forde (023) 883 3367
Adrigole House is marked as a parsonage on the first-edition (1842) OS map. These days, though, it's more likely to appeal to an artist than to a clergyman. It's on six acres of land with lawns and mature trees and access to the Adrigole River. The floor area is 2,633 sq ft with four bedrooms all on the first floor. Downstairs there's a living room, a study and a kitchen together with a garage, and adjacent to the house is a self-contained chalet or studio. It's about 15 minutes' drive from Glengarriff and 35 minutes from Bantry.
Erindale House, Co Carlow
€1.35m Savills (01) 663 4350
The story goes that Arthur Wellesley, the Dublin-born first Duke of Wellington and nemesis of Napoleon, built Erindale on the outskirts of Carlow for his mistress in about 1810. It's on 30 acres on the Kilkenny Road on the banks of the River Barrow, and measures 5,500 sq ft. That includes five bedrooms and four reception rooms - a drawing room, dining room, study and office, as well as a big country-style kitchen. There's also a 2,136 sq ft basement, and the grounds include a walled garden and summerhouse.
Bridge House, Co Kildare
€665k REA Coonan (01) 628 6128
Horse-riding and angling fans may be drawn to Bridge House, a 2007-built detached property in Ashfield Bridge, Broadford, on five acres of land stretching down to the banks of the Boyne. It comes with private fishing rights and the land is in pasture with three loose boxes. The grounds also include landscaped gardens and a polytunnel. The house itself is 2,500 sq ft with four bedrooms (one en-suite), two reception rooms and an eat-in kitchen with a stove. It's close to the border between Kildare and Meath.