Four on the market: by the sea
A selection of four properties which come with the added bonus of having the sea nearby.
7 Holmpatrick Terrace, Co Dublin
€775k Sherry FitzGerald Blanc (01) 890 0944
From the front, 7 Holmpatrick Terrace is a pretty though reasonably modest-looking single-storey-over-basement Victorian villa in Skerries. It's at the back, though, that this house really comes into its own. Like those of its terraced neighbours, its rear garden backs onto a laneway, and beyond that is the sea. There are dual-aspect reception rooms - a drawing room and a dining room - either side of the entrance hall, and a kitchen at the back. At garden level are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower.
Gold Coast Road, Co Waterford
€850k Brian Gleeson Property (058) 44200; Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds (058) 23444
The old Fishguard & Rosslare Railway used to link the port of Rosslare with the south and west of the country via Mallow. The Waterford to Mallow line closed in 1967 and is now the 46km Waterford Greenway. The Greenway bisects Gold Coast Road in Ballinacourty, and about 700 metres away is this large, detached red-brick house with views over Dungarvan Bay. It's 3,000 sq ft with five bedrooms (three en-suite) as well as a living room, lounge, sunroom and kitchen, and there's also a lofted garage on the grounds.
Lislee Cottage, Co Cork
€169k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill (023) 883 3995
It's about a kilometre - or a 15-minute walk - from Lislee Cottage at Courtmacsherry, to the sea, but you've a choice of beaches at the end of your trek - Broad Strand or Blind Strand. Lislee Cottage is on half an acre. It's small but contains just about everything you'll need, especially if you intend to use it as a seaside bolthole. The ground floor has an open-plan sitting room and dining room and a fitted kitchen, with a bathroom off the kitchen, and there are two bedrooms on the first floor. It has been recently renovated.
Willowbrook Lodge, Co Mayo
€825k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009
Across the road from Willowbrook Lodge in Streamstown, is Clew Bay, so the house has never-to-be-interrupted sea views. The road is the reasonably quiet local L5840, and the front garden is long enough to afford some privacy from the tourists. It may look like a bungalow but there's actually a basement. At present it houses a garage and an artist's studio. At entrance level are four bedrooms (one en-suite) as well as a living room, a dining room, and an open-plan kitchen and sunroom. Total floor area is 2,777 sq ft.