Four on the market: holiday homes
If you are in the market for a holiday home, then here is a selction of four currently on the market.
5 Drumcoura Lake Resort, Co Leitrim
€139k Gordon Hughes, (071) 964 5555
If you act fast, you might be in possession of this log cabin in time for the Cowboys and Heroes Festival in June. It's an annual celebration of Country Music and Americana that takes place at Drumcoura City in Ballinamore - a 50-acre Western-themed ranch with saloons and horse-riding - and it's now in its fifth year. As well as cowboy high jinks, there are other amusements at Drumcoura too, including boating, fishing and tennis. Number 5 is a three-bedroom holiday home with lake views. The bedrooms are downstairs and there's a loft space too for prairie-style sleeping. Also downstairs are a kitchen and separate living room, in a floor area of 1,615 sq ft.
Barley Cottage, Moynoe, Co Clare
€179k Green Valley Properties, (061) 921 498
Although it's a picture-perfect holiday cottage, there's no reason why Barley Cottage in Scarriff wouldn't afford someone a permanent home near the shores of Louth Derg. It was built in the 19th century and renovated and extended in the past decade, keeping the original features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone and a half-door. It's now 1,387 sq ft with three bedrooms on the ground floor and a fourth under a low ceiling in the attic. The main living area is an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room with a solid-fuel stove, with a mezzanine level above it. There's also a detached garage.
30 Brittas Bay Park, Co Wicklow
€270k Sherry FitzGerald Myles Doyle, (0402) 32367
Brittas Bay Park is just 500 metres from the beach, and in the unlikely event that it's too chilly for seabathing, you can practise your beach volleyball on the on-site volleyball court. Other facilities in the gated development include tennis courts and a football pitch, and the garden of Number 30 includes a deck for barbecues. The house is 1,098 sq ft with four bedrooms - two upstairs and two one the ground floor (with one en-suite). The main living room is an open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room with a wood-burning stove and patio doors. There's a full-time caretaker and management fees are €2,300 a year.
4 Schull Holiday Cottages, Co Cork
€395k Charles McCarthy, (028) 21533
Fittingly enough, Schull Holiday Cottages at Colla Road is an anchor-shaped development overlooking Schull Harbour, which is busy with boats. Number 4, known as Robin's Nest, has been upgraded by its current owners, adding a power shower and a new kitchen. It measures 1,500 sq ft and has an L-shaped kitchen and living room with a double-height ceiling, a fireplace and harbour views. This gives on to a conservatory with doors to the garden. There are two ground-floor bedrooms (one en-suite). The main en-suite bedroom is upstairs, where there's also a mezzanine sleeping area by way of a fourth bedroom.