Four on the market: Irish holiday homes
A choice of four holiday homes, some of which boast lake access and canalside locations.
Lazy Acres, Bantry, Co Cork
€295k Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill (028) 21404
If you've ever wanted to holiday with family or friends without having to live in each other's pockets, you'll have wished for a place with separate guest quarters. Lazy Acres, 10km from Bantry, consists of a two-storey farmhouse, a guest cottage, and a studio/workshop, on 0.7 acres within shouting distance of Bantry Bay. The main house has a kitchen, living room, sunroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom. In the guest cottage there's an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, a bathroom and one bedroom.
Johnstown, Co Tipperary
€149.5k Sherry FitzGerald Talbot (067) 31496
This thatched cottage overlooks Poulawee Lough - small but pretty. And when more serious lake-related needs arise, it's only one-and-a-half kilometres from Lough Derg, where you can fish for brown trout. The 1,023 sq ft cottage has been renovated but still has authentic features such as flagstone floors and vaulted beamed ceilings. It has three bedrooms, a living/dining room, a fitted kitchen, and a sunroom. The one-acre site is three kilometres from the village of Puckane and 12 kilometres from Nenagh.
Hill Of Down, Enfield, Co Meath
€290k Sherry FitzGerald Tom Fox (044) 9379988
Boat lovers will be in their element with this three-bed property in Enfield. It is situated right on the banks of the popular walking trail, the Royal Canal Way, and has its own jetty. The two-storey home also comes with a separate self-contained two-bed cottage. In the main house, the hallway leads to two reception rooms and a bathroom. The kitchen opens out to a sunroom/dining area, while the three bedrooms are located upstairs. The Hill Of Down is a 45 minute drive from Dublin City centre and Dublin Airport.
4 Coastguard Cotts, Co Galway
€235k Sherry FitzGerald Mangan (095) 21888
Coastguard Cottages is a terrace of four houses in the former coastguard station at Aillebrack, near Ballyconneely in Connemara. It's about 200 metres from Bunowen Pier. Number 4 is at the end and it's 1,023 sq ft with two bedrooms, both with sea views. The living area is an open-plan kitchen, sitting and dining room, with a spiral staircase to the first floor, and there are two bathrooms. It's about three kilometres from Connemara Championship Golf Links, and an hour and a half from Galway city.