When the sun shines, there’s nowhere like it.
Cork’s magnificent coastline boasts some of the most mesmerising views in the world… and you could be enjoying them daily if you’re on the hunt for the perfect home.
It’s not all towering mansions either; a closer look at some of the latest seaside properties to hit the market shows that it’s still possible to create your own ocean-front paradise without winning the Lotto.
Here are eight starter homes for those who love to be beside the seaside.
Atlantic View, Castlemehigan, Crookhaven
Asking price: €395,000
Spectacularly situated on one acre, this two-bed, one bath home enjoys panoramic sea and coastal views all the way to Cape Clear Island and Fastnet Rock. Barely a mile from Barley Cove beach, it’s also close to the picturesque harbour village of Crookhaven, where there’s a shop and a handful of pubs.
Asking price: €150,000
If you’re in the market for a seaside doer-upper, Tinnabinna could fit the bill quite nicely. The bedroom cottage looks out onto stunning views of the famous River Blackwater and it’s only a short drive to Youghal Town Centre. The property is in good nick and it even has a large out office to the side of the property that could be converted into a guest room or playroom.
Kinsale Manor, Type B, Rathmore, Kinsale
Asking price: €330,000
Phase Two of this swanky Gannon Homes development is launching at the beginning of March with a choice of semi-detached and detached homes within walking distance of the picturesque seaside village of Kinsale. They qualify for eligible purchasers wishing to avail of the Help to Buy Rebate scheme too… and the show house is to die for.
Station Cottage, Carrigaloe, Cobh
Asking price: €295,000
This original Stationmaster’s cottage, (built c. 1893) has been converted and expanded to include two superb additions, three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. The architect designed interior is in turn-key condition, with solid oak flooring and stunning sash windows, and many of the property’s original features have been lovingly preserved.
Harbour House, Courtmacsherry
Asking price: €297,000
Looking for a coastal property with a difference? Harbour House is situated almost on top of the water with fabulous panoramic views of Courtmacsherry Harbour. It needs some updating, but with a spacious four-bedroom apartment upstairs and further potential for two apartments downstairs (a lot of the work is already complete) this is a real gem in one of Cork’s most picturesque villages. There’s even a car garage and a workshop.
Asking price: €275,000
Set on one acre of landscaped grounds, this pretty two-bed, one bath is a mile from Glengarriff village on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is potential is convert the lounge/dining room into two more spacious bedrooms if you need room for a growing family.
Dromreagh, The Sheep’s Head, Durrus
Asking price: €365,000
Once an award-winning bistro, Three Gables is now a glorious private residence on two gorgeous acres of landscaped gardens, mature trees, ponds and decking. The barbecue area enjoys commanding views over Dunmanus Bay and the surrounding peninsulas – ideal for get-togethers. There’s plenty of room for visitors too, with three bedrooms and a one-bedroom guest apartment. It’s a two mile spin to Durrus and eight miles to Bantry.
Reenogreena South, Glandore
Asking price: €335,000
This coastal retreat boasts 180 degree spectacular and uninterrupted sea views at the entrance to Glandore Harbour. The house has been refurbished into a comfortable three-bedroom bungalow, complete with conservatory, detached garage, patio and lawns. Clonakilty and Skibbereen are within a twenty minute drive and Cork City is 40 miles away.