Imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves rolling in across the bay.
If you’ve always dreamed of setting up home beside the seaside, some of the latest properties to hit the market offer some of the best views imaginable… and all from the kitchen window or garden.
Compared to city properties, a coastal home is also likely to net you a lot more space for your money; something to think about if waking up to a sea breeze is your ideal situation anyway.
Here are five homes that are perfect for surfers and beach combers:
1. Corran Beg, Mizen Head, Goleen, West Cork
Asking price: €220,000
Next stop: America! Perched overlooking the entrance to Barleycove Bay, Corran Beg has been recently refurbished and restored. One of the most south westerly houses in Ireland, the pretty, winding driveway leads to a cosy one-bedroom cottage with a kitchen, bedroom and shower room on the ground floor and a mezzanine/ sleeper overhead.
2. No 14 Old Head Cottages, Garretstown
Asking price: €210,000
This three or four bedroomed detached homes is situated in a quite cul-de-sac just a one minute walk from Garretstown’s blue flag beach. The main bedroom is en suite and there are ocean views from upstairs… bliss.
3. Green Cottage, Sandycove, Kinsale
Asking price: €325,000
Green Cottage is a beautiful two bedroomed semi-detached cottage located across the road from the sea at Sandycove. Just a five-minute drive from Kinsale village, it also boasts quality fixtures and finishes including oak floors, double glazed timber windows and tiling.
4. Dunkelly West, Goleen, West Cork
Asking price: €195,000
With magnificent views over Dunmanus Bay on the western tip of the Mizen Peninsula and plenty of outbuildings with stacks of potential for further development this four-bedroom home is an absolute bargain for the right family.
5. Ardnageena, Ahakista, West Cork
Asking price: €245,000
Graham Norton has a house in these parts so as well as a gorgeous home, you could nab yourself a very famous neighbour. Ardnageena is a three-bedroom traditional Irish farmhouse with sea views across Dunmanus Bay. The main house, annexe and outbuildings (garage, utility room and tool shed) are all over 250 years old, and were built with dry stone walls.