90A St Peter’s Terrace, Howth
€630k Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Perched above Howth village, this three-bed semi looks out over the rooftops towards the harbour below. There’s a living room, kitchen/diner and wet room on the ground floor, with the bedrooms (the main with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe) and a family bathroom upstairs.
To the rear is a low-maintenance paved courtyard with steps leading up to a balcony deck ideally placed to take in the sea views. It’s a short walk from Howth Golf Club, Deer Park Golf Course and the DART station, from where you can be in the city in half an hour.
13 Kittiwake, Barnageeragh Cove, Skerries
€385k REA Grimes Skerries (01) 849 0129
If windswept vistas of the coastline float your boat, you’ll get them in buckets and spades in the Kittiwake in Skerries. While its ornithological namesake is described as a medium-sized and elegant bird, the same could be said of this apartment block set on an elevated site sloping down to the sea.
Located on the first floor, No13 has two bedrooms (one ensuite), a main bathroom and a kitchen/dining/living room opening out to a balcony with direct waterfront views. A second terrace from one of the bedrooms overlooks the communal gardens. It’s within walking distance of Skerries town centre and 30 minutes by train to Connolly Station.
28 Hampton Cove, Balbriggan
€279k Sherry FitzGerald Cumiskey Kelly: (01) 691 3000
The Hamptons may be best known as a playground for wealthy Americans in New York, but on this side of the pond it’s a quiet, residential estate in the coastal town of Balbriggan. While the 1980s development is made up mostly of two-storey houses, No28 Hampton Cove is one of eight semi-detached bungalows in a cul-de-sac located a seagull’s squawk from a pebble beach on the Irish Sea.
Accommodation includes a living room, kitchen with breakfast bar, two bedrooms and a bathroom. It’s a minute’s walk to the main street and a 45-minute drive to the city centre.
9A Cois Trá, Rush
€230k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine: (01) 835 8833
You can dash to the beach in less than five minutes from this apartment complex off Kilbush Lane, a stone’s throw from the main street in Rush. Built in 2002, No9A is a ground floor apartment looking out over large communal green areas. It’s got a newly fitted kitchen/diner, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Pale timber flooring and white painted walls make it a blank canvas for buyers who want to put their own stamp on things. It’s within walking distance of national and secondary schools and you can drive to Dublin in 40 minutes.