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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Homes across the country with spectacular sea views

This week, we’re soaking up Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Dublin.

IT’S NOT NEWS that homes that are a stone’s throw from the seaside add a considerable amount to the sale price. But waking up to calming sea views may well make the hike in price worth it. If living beside water is a non-negotiable for you on your house hunt, then you’ve clicked on the right article. 

This week, we’ve cherry picked four gorgeous homes in Waterford, Wexford, Dublin and Cork that soak up the sea and make the most of the spectacular view.

Tramore, Co Waterford – €895,000

Nestled on Tramore’s prestigious Cliff Road, Oriel at 9 Carrigeenlea is an exquisite split-level detached home. With panoramic views of Tramore Bay, this coastal haven offers 238 m² of living space on a spacious .27 of an acre. The layout, designed to maximise sea views, features five bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area seamlessly connect to a sizable patio, perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery.

Situated near natural attractions like Newtown Cove and Tramore golf and tennis clubs, it’s an idyllic coastal retreat. With modern comforts like a C1 energy BER, it promises luxurious living. Key features include off-road parking, UPVC double-glazed windows, oil-fired central heating and a private garden. 

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Ballyhack, Co Wexford – €435,000

Setting Sun in Ballyhack offers an enchanting lifestyle with panoramic views of Ballyhack Harbour and the River Barrow. This three-bed detached home, set for public auction, boasts a spacious open plan kitchen with diner that leads to a charming patio. With two additional living rooms and stunning decor, it’s ideal for relaxing. 

The property, in the heart of Ballyhack village, is close to amenities and beaches. Featuring a main bedroom with breathtaking views, it’s a gem on the south east coastline. Services include oil heating, mains utilities and a BER of B3. Don’t miss the online auction on April 19 at 12:30.

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Cobh, Co Cork – €835,000

Gladwin in Cobh, is a stunning four-bed home offering contemporary living with breathtaking views of Cork Harbour and Spike Island. Nestled in a peaceful cul-de-sac, it features spacious interiors flooded with natural light. The ground floor has oak parquet flooring, a sunroom with a stone fireplace and a well-appointed kitchen with a casual dining area. 

Upstairs, find generously sized bedrooms, including a main with built-in wardrobes and views of the harbour. Enjoy family fun in the mature walled garden with panoramic sea views. Conveniently located near schools, shops and leisure facilities, it offers easy access to public transport. With classic design and ample storage, this property presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a superb family home in a sought-after location. 

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Dalkey, Co Dublin – €695,000

1 Desmond Cottages in Dalkey is a charming end-of-terrace artisan cottage with stunning sea views. This beautifully presented period home, dating from the early 1900s, offers spacious living areas filled with natural light. With a floor area of about 114 m, it features a large sitting room with an open fireplace, a well-proportioned double bedroom and a large kitchen and breakfast room.

Upstairs, there are two more rooms, including a main bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an office. The property boasts a large private patio area perfect for al fresco dining and barbecues, offering panoramic views of Howth. With excellent scope for extension (subject to planning permission) and close proximity to schools, shops and transport links, this cottage presents a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a stylish home in a desirable area.

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