Four on the market: holiday homes
A choice of four holiday homes, some offering enviable locations beside Ireland's most beautiful beaches.
White Walls, Sea Rd, Co Wexford
€375k Quinn Property (053) 948 0000
This modernist seaside villa was reportedly built in 1933 for Dr William Cooke, then medical officer of Mountjoy Prison. As the crow flies it's 100 metres from Ballymoney's Blue Flag beach, nearby are two golf courses, walking trails and a hotel. Inside the 2,185 sq ft house are four bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, and so-called 'confession box' in the centre. An upstairs annex in need of repair has the fifth bedroom. It's on 1.02 acres with mature trees, lawn and patios, and the flat roof provides extra outdoor space.
Ardnaturrish Beg, Co Cork
€445k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Skibbereen (028) 21404
Looking over Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island this quirky house is built above a storage/basement floor, elevating the living area fully exploiting the view. It is double glazed and centrally heated with a respectable C2 energy rating. It includes an open-plan lounge and dining room with a fitted kitchenette off it, three bedrooms, a bathroom, guest toilet, utility room and sundeck. The total floor area is 1,257 sq ft. The half-acre site with mature gardens slopes down towards the sea. It's about five kilometres from Glengarriff.
The Wren’s Nest, Co Leitrim
€119k REA Brady (071) 962 2444
Drumoleague Lough is on the Shannon-Erne Waterway, which reopened in 1994. The Wren's Nest in Kilclare is a fully restored stone-built thatched cottage overlooking the lough and since the reopening you could make your way from there by boat to the Shannon or the Erne. The internal dimensions are 1,076 sq ft including a parquet-floored living room with an open fire, an eat-in kitchen, and three bedrooms (one en-suite). The property comes with various outbuildings. There's a raised deck with a view of the lough.
Newtown East, Kilkee, Co Clare
€195k Green Valley Properties (061) 921 498
Although this house was only built in 2005, it has the feel of an older house thanks to the partly stone exterior, exposed roof beams inside and well-proportioned windows. Despite the official address, it's about eight kilometres from Kilkee in a fairly remote but pretty spot between the Shannon Estuary and Poulnasherry Bay. The 1,132 sq ft house has three bedrooms (one en-suite), a large open plan kitchen/living/dining room with doors to a patio, and a floored attic. It's on 1.25 acres with an option to buy more.