There are views and then there are panoramic views.
If it’s the latter you’re after and you’ve got a sweeping budget at your disposal, there’s a property that is highly likely to tick all your boxes on Kinsale’s stunning Compass Hill.
Swiss Cottage, a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home perched on an elevated site on the edge of Kinsale Town, is on the market for €1.2m.
The balcony is the most obvious choice, but here you can pick any room at the front of the house, built in the 1970s, for jaw-dropping views of the 17th Century James Fort and Charles Fort.
The main bathroom boasts views of the Bandon River and you can sip your coffee while enjoying a picture-perfect seascape all year ’round from the conservatory.
In fact, you can even keep a watchful eye on the sailboats in Kinsale’s inner harbour from the comfort of your bed.
“Swiss Cottage offers purchasers a chance to acquire a fine property in a peaceful setting but within walking distance of the busy town of Kinsale and all it has to offer.” say the agents, Cohalan Downing.
“This heritage town has an abundance of cafes, restaurants, gastro pubs, boutique shops and of course the history of Kinsale. The accommodation laid out over two floors is well proportioned and configured with practical living in mind.”
Inside you’ll find all the mod cons, from a jacuzzi bath to heated towel rails, Belfast sinks and fitted wardrobes.
Outside, a large lawn with low maintenance trees and shrubbery surrounding it leads to extensive paved terraces to the east and south of the property.
And there’s more; the sale includes a detached building to the rear of the property with full planning permission, so you’ll have ample space for guests (or a savvy Airbnb business) during the spectacular summer months in Ireland’s Gourmet Capital.
Interested in arranging a viewing? Check out the listing here.