Four on the market: with views of the water
If you are in the market for properties over-looking a lake or the sea, then here are four properties that may appeal.
€349k DNG Martin O'Connor (091) 866 708
'Fooranagh' comes with its own boathouse and moorings on Lough Corrib, in Co Galway not to mention lovely views of the lake, which is across the road. It's a 1,671 sq ft bungalow with three bedrooms, one en-suite. By way of reception rooms, there's an open-plan living and dining room with a Connemara marble fireplace and exposed ceilings beams. At the back the kitchen gives onto a sunroom with a door to the garden. It's on a site of 0.617 of an acre with a boathouse and garage about three kilometres north of Oughterard.
77 Silver Quay, Athlone
€305k O’Donnellan & Joyce (091) 564 212
The Silver Quay apartments are attached to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Northgate Street, Athlone town centre, in Co Westmeath with views of the River Shannon. Number 77 is a large, 1,475 sq ft penthouse on the sixth floor, with a balcony overlooking the marina. The balcony is off an open-plan kitchen, sitting and dining room. There are also three bedrooms; one has an en-suite and another has an adjoining study (or walk-in wardrobe). Number 77 comes with two parking spaces in the basement and there's a lift.
Coosheen, Schull, Co Cork
€850k James Lyons O’Keeffe (028) 28122
This detached bungalow was once a forge, acquired by its current owners 25 years ago and completely refurbished. It's on about six acres, including 200 metres of foreshore frontage with a private slipway, and a carefully managed garden with lawns, shrubs and a deck overlooking a rock pool. It's on two floors and has three bedrooms. Two are on the lower level, along with a bathroom, steam room and a study in the original forge. The third is upstairs, where there's also a kitchen and a living room giving onto a deck.
159 Bluebell Woods, Oranmore
€425k O’Donnellan Joyce (091) 564 212
Because of its proximity to Galway, 10 kilometres away, Oranmore has become something of a dormitory suburb. Among the housing developments there is Bluebell Woods, off Maree Road, pleasantly situated on the shores of Galway Bay. Number 159 is at the back edge of the estate, with nothing to interrupt its view of the water to the front. It's completed to builder's finish and has six bedrooms (two en-suite), a sitting room, lounge, family room and dining room, as well as the kitchen and utility room. It is 2,472 sq ft.