Wednesday 22 May 2019

Poet's corner in north Clare

San Therese, New Quay €595k

The triple-aspect kitchen has granite countertops and a centre island
The triple-aspect kitchen has granite countertops and a centre island
The house is 2,637 sq ft

Seamus Heaney was so taken with the Flaggy Shore, on the north coast of Co Clare looking towards Co Galway, that he paid tribute to it in the poem Postscript.

Visit in windy September or October, he wrote, when "big soft buffetings come at the car sideways, And catch the heart off guard and blow it open."

San Therese is a recently-built dormer bungalow at New Quay, about 700 metres or so from the spot where you can begin your walk along the Flaggy Shore.

Afterwards, once suitably winded and caught off guard, you can stop off for rest and refreshment.

The house is 2,637 sq ft
The house is 2,637 sq ft

Linnane's Lobster Bar is on the pier at New Quay, on your way home, and will serve you a nice hot plate of crab cakes or a half-kilo of lobster.

San Therese faces north on one side towards Galway Bay and south on the other towards the stony hills of the Burren.

The best of the views can be had from the triple-aspect sitting room, where there's a raised fireplace with a solid-fuel stove.

There are three-way views from the kitchen as well, which has granite countertops and a centre island. Sliding glass doors lead from the dining area out to a flagstone patio overlooking the water.

There are four bedrooms in all - one on the ground floor with an en suite shower, and three upstairs, two with en suites.

The main bathroom is also on the first floor and has a double shower and a Jacuzzi bath.

The house measures 2,637 sq ft in total and there's a detached garage on the grounds which could be turned into a guest apartment for the holidays.

The seaside village of Kinvara is about 10 kilometres away.

The agent is DNG Brian MacMahon (091) 638 638 and the asking price is €595,000.

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