There’s something soothing about a water view.
When everything else in your week has gone to pot, you can always cast your eye out the window and let the rolling river or the glittering sea wash away your worries.
These five homes have three things in common; they’re all in Cork, they all boast glorious views and they’re all up for grabs right now.
Read on if you dream of a waterside haven…
1. Breakwater, Rock Street, Crookhaven, Co. Cork
Asking price: €595,000
A stone’s throw from a pint and a crab sandwich in O’Sullivan’s in Crookhaven village, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is perched alongside one of the most picturesque views in West Cork.
The place is in turn-key condition and ready to move into – simply light the fire and enjoy the tranquil winter nights while you await the bustling summer months filled with swimming, sailing and fishing – you’ll find the whole lot on your doorstep.
2. Ballycumisk, Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Asking price: €695,000
If you’re on the hunt for the hipster dream property (a seaside home with space for a yoga studio and an Airbnb or two as an extra income), this traditional three-bed Irish farmhouse might fit the bill.
Boasting incredible views of Rossbrin Harbour, Rossbrin Castle, Horse Island and Cape Clear, both the main house and its many spacious outbuildings are south-facing, with an orchard, private gardens and paddock areas as part of the deal.
The interior needs some updating but to be honest, we’re kind of in love with the leopard-print carpet in the parlour and sunroom (check it out here).
3. 3 Charlotte Terrace, Glenbrook, Glenbrook, Co. Cork
Asking price: €395,000
This five-bed, three-bath terraced home was built around 1840 and still retains all the charm of a period property with all the creature comforts of a new build.
The high ceilings add a wonderful sense of space and the layout across three floors is perfect for maximising the stunning water views from many of the rooms. There’s also a picturesque patio area to the rear where you can while away the hours taking in the gorgeous riverscape.
4. 2 Carlisle Terrace, Sunday’s Well Road, Sunday’s Well, Co. Cork
Asking price: €435,000
You don’t have to leave the city to enjoy eye-popping water views. A stunning three-bedroom townhouse situated on the ever-popular Sundays Well Road, No.2 Carlisle Terrace boasts magnificent views over the River Lee and Wellington Bridge – all just a short stroll to Cork city centre, University College Cork, Mercy University Hospital and Fitzgerald’s Park.
The property is laid out over three floors with three spacious bedrooms, two with water views, a master en-suite, an open plan kitchen/dining/living area and private enclosed gardens to front and rear.
5. Middle Ring, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Asking price: €500,000
Waterfront properties within 4km of Clonakilty Town are rare as hen’s teeth. Set at the mouth of Clonakilty Bay, Middle Ring is a three-bedroom Edwardian residence with a location and views to die for.
Dating to the early 1900s, the interior could easily be updated for family life. There’s loads of space too; the detached double garage was a later addition and boasts a first-floor large storage area or sail loft. There is also another large storage shed on the property as well as a large parking area and lawn.