Four on the market: by a river
These four properties come with their own setting beside a river.
Creggaree, Cong, Co Mayo
€450k Vincent Walsh, (093) 34695
Said to have been built by the Guinness family in the 1900s, this stone-built cottage was fully refurbished back in the early 2000s, and extended to 2,620 sq ft. Although it's only three minutes' walk from 'The Quiet Man Village', it has considerable seclusion facing directly south over the Cong River, just a few metres from the front door. It has four bedrooms on the first floor all with en-suites. Downstairs there's a living room with exposed stone walls, a beamed ceiling and a solid-fuel stove, as well an eat-in kitchen with doors to a riverside patio. Also on the ground floor is another reception or fifth bedroom with river views.
Carrickanoran, Co Kilkenny
€275k Sherry FitzGerald Radford, (051) 426 161
Although not evident by the exterior photograph, this detached bungalow about five kilometres south of Graiguenamanagh has the most remarkable views over the River Barrow. It is on an elevated site of three-quarters of an acre, looking east across the river to the Blackstairs Mountains. You can enjoy the views best from the open-plan, split-level living and dining room, which has a granite fireplace and a pair of corner windows to take it all in. The ground floor also has the three bedrooms (the main one with an en-suite and river views) and a kitchen with a separate utility room.
Cape View, Rossnagoose, Co Cork
€395k Charles McCarthy, (028) 21533
River View might be a better name for this detached dormer bungalow on an acre of land about two kilometres from Skibbereen. It faces south towards the Ilen River as it wends its way towards the sea at Baltimore. The house has a floor area of 2,500 sq ft with five bedrooms. Three of these are on the ground floor (with one en-suite) and the other two are upstairs, where there's also a gallery study and a bathroom. By way of reception rooms there's a triple-aspect living room positioned for the views, as well as an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a conservatory off it.
Oak Lodge, Gearhadiveen, Co Kerry
€355k Sherry FitzGerald Daly, (064) 664 1213
Oak Lodge is one of the Sheen River Lodges, a cluster of three houses at the end of a long avenue that culminates on the banks of the River Sheen, about 10 kilometres from Kenmare. Built in 2000, Oak Lodge is one of the end houses and has just over half (0.56) of an acre to itself. The grounds include two patios and a very inviting deck perched above the river. Inside the 1,429 sq ft space are three bedrooms - two upstairs and one downstairs, all en-suite. There's just one main living room - an open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room with a stove in a stone fireplace and French doors to the garden. Annual management fees are €400 a year.