Catch of the day in Howth
Fionnradharc, which translates as 'fair view', certainly lives up to its billing. On paper, it's just a three-bed bungalow, but it commands cinemascope views of Dublin Bay from its elevated perch at the Baily, off Thormanby Road, which leads from Howth village up to the Summit.
The single storey-home's 1,733 sq ft of accommodation flows seamlessly between the living and sleeping quarters. The dining room, with its arched ceiling, sea views and red-brick-finished walls, leads to a contemporary-style kitchen/breakfast room with Corian marble worktops that is flooded with natural sunlight thanks to a large Velux skylight.
Just off this space is the living room, which is fitted with wooden flooring and a Stanley solid-fuel range. The room makes the most of its aspect with two large picture windows with views of the bay and a south-facing balcony.
There are wooden floors in all three double bedrooms - one of which has a large en-suite - and there's also another shower room.
Fionnradharc is set behind automatic gates that lead to an elevated driveway, a two-car garage with automated rolling doors, and a two-tier garden - one level is laid in gravel stone and has a water fountain, while the other part of the garden has a landscaped lawn with a paved patio.
The property is a short walk from the local shop and the 19th-century pub at the Summit, and a few minutes' drive from the centre of Howth, where prospective residents of Fionnradharc can buy fresh seafood at the pier.
The best part of living at the property has to be the ability to walk Howth's coastal path whenever it takes your fancy - and weather permits - to take in views of Lambay Island and Ireland's Eye. A slight detour leads to the 1814-built Baily lighthouse.
Fionnradharc is on the market at €1.125m with Sherry FitzGerald in Sutton (01) 839 4022