Derrygimlagh Lodge, Ballyconneely, Co Galway €395,000
Derrygimlagh Lodge is perched on the shore of Lough Emlaghnabehy, a haven for wildlife, between Clifden and Ballyconneely. The original lodge dates back to the mid-1800s and has been extended and refurbished. It is now bright and spacious, and configured to maximise the panoramic views across the lake.
The drawing room, kitchen and master bedroom all have picture windows overlooking the lake and islands, one of which is home to nesting herons. Two of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor.
From the sun-room there is access to the original walled garden where there's a lily pond, terraces formed from Liscannor stone, and a fine array of roses and planted beds. For those who like to grow their own, there is already a vegetable garden and fruit trees, and there is a substantial workshop that could be re-purposed as an artist's studio. In total the property comes with almost an acre and a half of garden.
Derrygimlagh has been named one of the 15 most breathtaking sites on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Lodge is situated at the start of one of Ireland's most beautiful walks, through the spectacular blanket bog, a mosaic of tiny lakes and peat, and taking in the site where Alcock and Brown landed their plane after the first-ever transatlantic flight and the Marconi radio station.
The area is known for its sporting and country activities, with plenty of opportunity for fishing. The Twelve Bens north of Clifden and the National Park at Letterfrack are great for walking, hiking, and climbing. Mannin Bay, Ballyconneely Bay, Dogs Bay and Gorteen Beach are within minutes' drive.
Agent: Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255
13 The Glen is a detached four-bedroom family home in an attractive and well-kept development on the grounds of Ballyneety Golf Club, within walking distance of Ballyneety village in Co Limerick. The entrance hall is bright and spacious with a guest lavatory under the stairs. The reception room to the right of the hallway overlooks the front and is decorated in neutral tones. The living room to the left has double doors leading to a family room at the back, with French doors out to the rear garden, which has a barbecue house. The kitchen also opens out onto to the garden and is fully fitted with integrated appliances and granite worktops. There's a separate utility room and a play room. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Limerick (061) 418 000
32 Moorehall Close is an interior-designed home located close to the centre of Ardee, which lies at the intersection of the N2, N52, and N33 on the banks of the River Dee, approximately 20km from Dundalk, Drogheda, Slane and Carrickmacross. It has easy access to the M1 motorway linking Dublin to Belfast. This family home has 180sqm of living space with a large sitting room overlooking the green area to the front, a spacious kitchen/diner and an extension incorporating a study and sunroom, which has sliding doors opening out onto the west-facing rear garden and deck area. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms - two share an en suite and there is also a family bathroom with separate shower and bath.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Carroll (042) 933 2173
1 Hillcrest in Kilnew on the outskirts of Blackwater village near Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is a detached house with 186sqm of living space and three-quarters of an acre of garden laid out in lawn bordered by mature hedging and trees. On the ground floor, there is a reception hall, a sitting room overlooking the front, a living/dining room with access to the rear garden and patio, and a smart kitchen with utility area. Upstairs there are four bedrooms. The master is en-suite and there is a separate family bathroom. Outside, there is a garage and parking for several cars. Hillcrest is only a short walk away from the white sand beaches of the North Wexford coast and there is a wide selection of primary and secondary schools close by.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella (053) 943 0088