Four properties to consider by the sea in Donegal, west Cork, Connemara and county Dublin.
What: Seven-bedroom bed and breakfast
Where: The Whins, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal
This working B&B has five guestrooms with an additional two bedrooms in the private quarters.
It is on an elevated site with views across Dunfanaghy Bay, and is 14km from Falcarragh and 30km from Letterkenny. It is opposite the local links golf club.
The guest bedrooms are en-suite and there is a guest sitting and dining room along with another bathroom, play room and laundry room. In the private family section, there is a kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms which are in the top floor space.
Although run as a B&B for over 20 years, conversion back to a family home would require minimal disruption. It carries a BER C2 rating and has solar panels fitted.
Enquiries to: DNG Boyce Gallagher (074) 9168608.
What: Colourful holiday townhouse in Connemara
Where: Monastery Road, Roundstone, Connemara
With views across Roundstone Bay and the beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay nearby, this property is for those with sea legs.
There are three floors with the attic space housing an en-suite bedroom and balcony. The ground floor, unusually, has the other two bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, while the first floor has a living room along with the open plan kitchen/dining area.
The entire house measures 850 sq ft and has been decorated in a cottage style. There is a communal garden.
Roundstone is situated on the North Atlantic coast, 76km from Galway and 22km from Clifden. The championship golf links at Connemara is 18km away.
Enquiries to: Sherry Fitzgerald Mangan (095) 21888.
What: Three-bedroom detached thatched cottage
Where: Harbour View, Loughshinny, Co Dublin
This recently re-thatched, renovated and extended cottage has sea views from practically every room. Indeed, the beach can be reached by climbing over the back wall.
There is a living room, kitchen/dining room and three bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, along with another bathroom and utility room. It measures 950 sq ft.
It is a listed building, which will have implications for the purchaser.
The walled-in rear garden has been gravelled and leads directly to the strand.
Loughshinny is in north Dublin, 31km from the city centre. It is 4km from Rush and 13km from Donabate.
Enquiries to: DNG McKenna Healy (01) 8491510.
What: Two-bedroom detached stone house
Where: Ocean View, Cape Clear, west Cork
With sea views over Roaring Water Bay and Carbery's Hundred Isles from every room, Ocean View is for water lovers.
It has been renovated to include an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, a window-surrounded sunroom, two bedrooms and a shower room. There is a detached garage and paddock outside.
It is in a residential area of the island with a very good bus service, two pubs, a library and shops.
All kitchen appliances are included in the sale. The house is located 2km from the pier and its regular ferry service to Baltimore and the mainland.
It's BER F rating would benefit from an upgrade improving the energy efficiency.
Enquiries to: Pat Maguire Properties (028) 22822.