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This luxury villa on the Wild Atlantic Way is anything but traditional

The cutting-edge home is one of four new arrivals to Kinsale, with prices from €920,000.

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SITTING ATOP WINTER’S Hill, just minutes from the seaside town of Kinsale, is Convent Garden. The home pictured above is one in a newly launched collection of four villa-style homes, all designed by Brazilian architect, Haroldo Oliveira.

Convent Garden does indeed have religious links, as it sits on the grounds of the former St Joseph’s Convent. But these homes are a modern, cutting-edge reimagining of the site.

The properties are now on the market from €920,000, with prices varying depending on each home’s orientation and the views it commands.

Whatever the price, each home spans 2,250 sq ft and boasts plenty of light, thanks to floor to ceiling windows. All homes are rated A2 for energy, too. Four bedrooms, a paved and private patio area and off-street parking make these homes functional as well as beautiful.

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In Kinsale, you’re never far from the water, and homes at Convent Garden have a mix of sea and harbour views. Inside, the first-floor kitchen, dining area and sitting room span a large area of open space that leads to the decking area outside.

Triple-glazed Aluprof sliding doors open to a 340 sq ft terrace, all the better to enjoy those vistas.

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With the views in mind, it seems only fitting to have the bedrooms below the social area, though light and space is far from compromised. Wooden cladding, mirrors and light flooring adds depth and detail to each room.


The ground floor bedrooms lead to a private patch of green, with the balcony and decking sitting above.

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A short stroll will bring new home owners to Kinsale town, a vibrant and artistic Cork town that’s famed for water sports, socialising and a host of well-known restaurants and bars.

Half and hour away sits Cork city, as well as the airport, making these modern homes perfect for the frequent flyer, commuter or those who simply crave the quiet life in a busy town.

Winter’s Lane, Convent Garden, Kinsale, Co Cork is on the market for €920,000 through Savills Cork via Daft.ie

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