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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Seaside cottages that would make ideal holiday homes

From Cork to Cliften, here’s what’s on offer along the Wild Atlantic Way.

IF STUNNING COASTAL landscapes, unspoiled beaches and access to plenty of outdoor activities and water sports are high on your wishlist, you’ve probably been house hunting along the sea.

The west coast of Ireland is dotted with charming cottages that get the best sea views. Holiday home or forever home, here’s what’s on offer in Cork, Clare and Galway.

Durrus, Co Cork – €675,000

Cashelfean 2 is a coastal gem that offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms across 109 m² of space. One of a set of holiday homes, it’s on just under three acres with extensive foreshore. This traditional stone-faced cottage looks out to panoramic views of Dunmanus Bay. Exuding charm with exposed wood and beams, the home’s neutral coloured decor accentuates the serene surroundings. Each room offers breathtaking sea views, creating a tranquil retreat. 

Modern comforts blend seamlessly with traditional design, ensuring a perfect balance. With sea access extending to the foreshore, this property promises a unique coastal lifestyle. Downstairs features a kitchen, dining area, sitting room with stove and a twin bedroom, while upstairs offers a loft gallery, another twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a bathroom. 

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Clifden, Co Galway – €395,000

In the area of Fahy in Clifden, this is another three-bed home that offers great sea views. Located on the low Sky Road, it basks in natural sunlight and presents stunning views of the ocean, Ardmore headland and a beach. The interior features a spacious kitchen with dining area, a separate utility room, a sitting room with a solid fuel stove and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom. 

Near Connemara, this property embodies the attraction to coastal living. Services include a local water supply, electric storage heating and a septic tank for waste. It’s located about three miles from Clifden.

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Clonakilty, Co Cork – €325,000

Located in Castlefreke near the town of Clonakilty, this detached property spans 57 m² and offers two bedrooms and one bathroom. Positioned across from Long Strand Beach, it’s a coastal retreat that’s well refurbished. The bungalow features a reception room, kitchen with dining area, two double bedrooms, a utility room and shower room. It sits on a sizable .5 acre plot that offers room for extending. 

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way route, it boasts stunning scenery and easy access to Rosscarbery and Clonakilty. It’s just five minutes from the acclaimed Fish Basket restaurant. Services include electricity, private drainage, mains water, broadband and oil heating. This is an opportunity to own a turnkey beachside haven along the west Cork coastline.

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Miltown Malbay, Co Clare – €299,950

Nestled in Miltown Malbay, this detached bungalow offers captivating sea views on the N67 Miltown to Lahinch road. With three beds and one bathroom across 72 m², it’s an ideal coastal retreat. Nearby amenities include shops, bars, restaurants, beaches and golf courses, with Miltown, Lahinch, Liscannor, Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park all just short drives away. 

The property features a front porch with stunning views of the bay, an entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a modern wet room. Additional highlights include a sunroom, tarmac driveway and two detached storage sheds. This charming home promises a serene coastal lifestyle along the Wild Atlantic Way. 

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