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Old gold: History meets luxury at this former coastguard station in Spanish Point

The beach is a 10-minute walk away.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a luxury property without the multi-million euro price tag, Admiralty Lodge in Spanish Point, Co Clare might just do the trick.

The four-bed detached bungalow is located on a large elevated site within a 10-minute walk of Spanish Point Beach. It features an impressive exterior with limestone steps leading to the front door, as well as seating areas on either side of the front door.

There’s parking for several cars to the side of the property – and a helicopter landing pad, should you need it. 

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Originally named Greenlawn, Admiralty Lodge dates back to 1837. In its previous life, it was acquired by the British Admiralty as a base for the coast guard, while it recent years it underwent an extensive renovation and operated as a country house and restaurant before being converted to the private residence as it stands today. 

Stepping inside, the 4,456 sq ft property oozes luxury from the outset. All furniture is included in the sale, including antique pieces, a mahogany dining table and marble fireplaces.

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There are several reception rooms at Admiralty Lodge, including a formal dining room and a games room. From the games room, sliding glass doors open to a private walled garden with a purpose-built barbecue and water feature. 

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While the garden is perfectly suited for sunny days spent outdoors, the open-plan kitchen and dining room is made for entertaining indoors, with an eight-seater dining table and a large kitchen that’s sure to impress any keen home cook. 

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The cream country-style kitchen is designed around a centre island and breakfast bar, with ample built-in storage here, while appliances are from high-end brand Viking. 

There are three spacious double bedrooms at the property, although they’re more similar to luxurious hotel suites, with beautiful furniture, lounge areas and feature wallpaper.

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Located in a prime spot on the Wild Atlantic Way, Admiralty Lodge is a slice of paradise. The Atlantic Ocean is a short stroll from the front door, while Miltown Malbay is a quick five-minute drive away. 

With furniture being included in the sale, Admiralty Lodge is ready to be moved into and enjoyed in all of its glory by its new owners straight away.

Admiralty Lodge, Spanish Point, Co Clare is on the market for €595,000 through Coldwell Banker via Daft.ie. 

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