Four homes on the market with mountain views - and one is €142,000
These four properties come complete with their very own mountain views.
Dawestown, Ravensdale, Co Louth
€330k Sherry FitzGerald Carroll, (042) 933 2173
There are views of both mountains and sea from this bungalow, sometimes known as The Pines, on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth. Dundalk Bay is to the south, with The Round Mountain behind the house and Trumpet Hill across the road from it. The house has had a recent facelift including a so-called 'Dubai-style' reception room designed by an architect. The other main living room is an open-plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room with a stove and a window seat. There are three bedrooms, the third of which is positioned as a self-contained guest suite with a kitchenette and sliding doors to the well-planted garden.
Uragh, Kinlough, Co Leitrim
€142k Gordon Hughes, (071) 964 5555
Tievebaun Mountain looms over the landscape to the south of this detached bungalow about eight kilometres from Bundoran. The peak is part of the Dartry Mountain range which also includes Ben Bulben, and you can see that from the house as well. Sligo itself is about half an hour's drive away. The bungalow is about 1,615 sq ft in size with three bedrooms (one en-suite). By way of living rooms there's an open-plan kitchen and dining room with patio doors and a separate utility, and a dual-aspect sitting room with a fireplace. It's on 0.4 of an acre with a raised patio and a lawn.
Drumdeel, Fethard, Co Tipperary
€545k REA Stokes & Quirke, (052) 612 1788
This detached house on 16 acres near Grove Wood in Co Tipperary began life in the 19th century as a stone cottage. In the mid-2000s it gained an architect-designed extension and was featured on RTE's About The House with Duncan Stewart. The extension has boosted the floor area to a substantial 2,260 sq ft, and there are now four bedrooms (two en-suite). There are two reception rooms, both with vaulted ceilings and patio doors, and a shaker-style kitchen, also with a vaulted ceiling. There's a tree-lined avenue up to the house and the lands are in pasture with a pond. About five kilometres to the west is Slievenamon, and the Comeragh Mountains are to the south.
Cnoc Bán, Ballinastoe, Co Wicklow
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Bray, (01) 286 6630
You have your pick of mountains to contemplate from Cnoc Bán, a 1,968 sq ft bungalow about five kilometres from Roundwood. Djouce Mountain is closest, about two kilometres away behind the house, and you can also see Luggala and the Sugarloaf. And as it's in an elevated spot, you can see the Irish Sea from here as well. The main house has four bedrooms along with an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room that gives onto a sunroom. Separately there's a self-contained guest apartment consisting of a living room and kitchen and one bedroom. There's also a garage with two loft rooms above.