Monday 21 May 2018

4 of a kind on the water

Muckross, St Ernan's, Donegal town, Co Donegal €650,000

Sandy Island
Sandy Island
Cloncurry House
Coliemore apartment

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Muckross, St Ernan's, Donegal town, Co Donegal €650,000


Location, location, location doesn't get much better than it does at Muckross, Donegal town.

This family home has panoramic views over Donegal Bay, St Ernan's Island and Murvagh Golf Links. Its waterfront position is at the end of a peninsula with a small number of custom-built neighbouring properties. The 2.1-acre site has mature trees, fully landscaped gardens and plenty of parking. There is also a detached double garage. Donegal town is a 10- minute walk away and offers good shopping and restaurants. It is also a hub for music and cultural gatherings.

The agents say that the house was built to a very high standard and has been tastefully decorated inside. The rooms have high ceilings and generous proportions and there is 325sqm of living space in total.

At ground-floor level, the front porch leads to the entrance hall, off which is the guest lavatory. There are three reception rooms on this floor. The sitting room has an attractive marble fireplace and a large bay window positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views. There is also a cosy living room with a cast iron fireplace and built-in shelving, and the dining room, which has a bay window with a built-in window seat. The kitchen/breakfast room has painted hardwood units and some integrated appliances and there is a separate utility room. There is an en suite bedroom on the ground floor, while upstairs there are three further bedrooms. One of these is en suite and there is also a family bathroom.

The property will appeal to many as a family home but could also make a fine holiday home as it's ideally situated to take advantage of the local beaches and a wide range of sporting activities including world-class surfing, fishing, scuba diving, golfing, horse riding and walking trails.

Donegal town is served by several national transport routes through Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann, linking it with Dublin, Sligo, and Belfast.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald McLoughlin (074) 972 4040

Island idyll

Sandy Island

For the price of a decent two-bedroom apartment in Dublin, how about your own island in Roaring Water Bay near Baltimore, Co Cork? In fact you get six islands in total. First, there is the 10-acre Sandy Island and a cottage with 154sqm of living space that is described as being in excellent repair and which also has a private slipway, pier and beach. And then there are The Catalogues, five more islands with approximately eight further acres. Sandy Island is 10 minutes by boat from Baltimore and five from the nearest mainland at Turk Head Pier. Just the kind of prospect to inspire a very pleasant daydream.

Agent: Charles McCarthy (028) 21533

All about the view

Cloncurry House

22 Cloncurry House is a light-filled, two-bedroom, two-bathroom 72sqm apartment with a generous corner terrace on the sixth floor of the luxury Spencer Dock development, immediately to the east of the IFSC. The apartment has 10-metre high ceilings, a top-of-the-range kitchen and two smart bathrooms. The views over the Royal Canal to Croke Park and south over the Liffey are spectacular. Residents benefit from a centralised heating and water supply system, daytime concierge service and 24-hour security, as well as a private Luas stop and underground parking.

Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100 / Hooke & MacDonald (01) 661 0100

Dalkey delight

Coliemore apartment

This two-double-bedroom ground-floor apartment in the small, gated Coliemore development beside Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey has 94sqm of living space. The rooms are generous and there are partial sea views from a large private terrace. A spacious hall runs the length of the apartment with the living/dining room and kitchen to the left and the bedrooms and bathroom to the right. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite. Dalkey village, with its shops, restaurants, Dart station and AirCoach service, is within walking distance. The apartment comes with two designated parking spaces.

Agent: Hunters (01) 275 1640

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