Four on the market: Country homes in Clare
Four recommended properties currently on the market in the Banner county.
Dún Radharc na Locha, Ballinagleragh, Ogonelloe
€329,000 Harry Brann Auctioneers (061) 376 380
You can see Lough Derg, but if the thought of a swim there gives you chills, have a dip in your own pool. The 2,866 sq ft architect-designed house has four bedrooms (two of them en-suite), an open-plan kitchen/ dining room/ living room with solid-fuel stove, and a lounge with a cathedral ceiling. The pool has a skylit pine ceiling and includes a sauna.
Wait until you see... there's a private well to supply that pool.
It's a pity that... Ogonelloe takes a bit of getting to.
€250,000 SHERRY FITZGERALD McMAHON (065) 686 7866
Once a derelict cottage, this property on the Loop Head peninsula has been restored and substantially extended.
It has three reception rooms - a living room with a solid-fuel stove, a sun room opening to a sheltered patio, and a lounge with a picture window overlooking the Atlantic. Of the three bedrooms, one has a dressing room, and a Japanese-style en-suite with a sunken bath.
Wait until you see... the best views on Loop Head.
It's a pity that... it's a long walk home from the local pubs.
Eagle Lodge, Kilfenora Road, Lisdoonvarna
€235,000 DNG O’SULLIVAN HURLEY (065) 684 0200
Built 150 years ago, Eagle Lodge in Lisdoonvarna was renovated and extended in the 1980s. An acre of grounds, with a long drive off the R 476, and 1,704 sq ft in size. The ground floor has a kitchen with range, a dining room with bay windows, and sitting room with marble fireplace, plus a toilet and utility. One bedroom on this level, another four on the first floor, with bathroom and shower room.
Wait until you see... the 70 metres of road frontage.
It's a pity that... sinks in the bedrooms.
€99,000 DNG BRIAN MACMAHON (091) 638 638
The original part of this house dates back over 100 years, and there's even more antiquity to be found right beside it. The property is adjacent to the ruin of O'Loughlin's Castle. It has three bedrooms (two of them en-suite), a kitchen, a sitting room and dining room, both with fireplaces, as well as a play room, utility room and family bathroom.
Wait until you see... the uninterrupted views of the Burren.
It's a pity that... it could do with being modernised.