Check out these four dreamy Irish properties on the market with mountain views
If you are in the market for a house with a mountain view, here are four properties that will interest you.
Derrynane Lodge, Co Kerry
€375k Sherry FitzGerald Stephenson Crean (066) 718 0822
The problem with living in one of the prettiest spots in the country is that you'll never be left alone to enjoy it. To compensate, many people try and make money out of it - and that's very much a possibility at Derrynane Lodge, at Derrynane Beg on the Ring of Kerry. It's a restored farmhouse on six acres and it comes with a detached two-bedroom apartment that you can rent out. The main house has five bedrooms (one en-suite) upstairs, and three reception rooms and a kitchen downstairs.
Lecanvey, Westport, Co Mayo
€550k FM Auctioneers (098) 66525
Training your gaze upon a desolate, sleet-ridden mountain improves no end when doing it from behind the windows of a nice warm house. This detached three-storey property on the Mayo coast fits the bill. Architect-designed and built in 1998, it has a B3 energy rating, so you should never feel the chill in its 4,500 sq ft floor area. It doesn't just have mountain views (Croagh Patrick is two-and-a-half kilometres away), it also overlooks Clew Bay to the north. There are six bedrooms as well as a kitchen, living room and games room.
Carpathia, Kilmolin, Co Wicklow
€645k Sherry FitzGerald Bray (01) 286 6630
For a house that's named after a steamship, 'Carpathia' is quite a long way from the sea. But like its namesake, that rescued hundreds of survivors from the Titanic in 1912, this Carpathia is too a welcoming spot for visitors. It's on a third of an acre with views of Dublin Bay and the mountains, about 1.5 kilometres from Enniskerry and 40 minutes' drive from the capital. It's 1,191 sq ft, all on one storey, with four bedrooms (one en-suite). There's also a kitchen and a living room with a fireplace and French doors to a conservatory.
Stylebawn House, Co Wicklow
€1.2m Savills (01) 663 4350
Soon the hedgerows around Stylebawn House will be blazing gold with furze blossoms. The property at Rocky Valley Drive, Enniskerry, is on 10 acres with paddocks and gardens including a sandstone terrace and a water feature with an impressionist-style bridge over it. The house is 3,504 sq ft with six bedrooms - four at entrance level and two on the lower ground floor. Three have en-suites, one with a sauna. Also at entrance level can be found the kitchen, drawing room, dining room, sitting room and conservatory.