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California love: Heavenly hideaway steps from the ocean in Waterford for €2.5m
With its modernist luxury interior, Yankee Cottage wouldn’t be out of place in the LA hills.


While photos of Yankee Cottage might have you convinced it’s located in sunny California, in reality it’s perched on the beach on Ireland’s south-east coast.

The four-bed villa in Upper Curragh, Co Waterford, is on the market for a sweet €2,500,000 through Brian Gleeson Property, making for an ideal luxury holiday home or base outside the capital. 

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It’s situated on a private site of five acres, including two patio areas and a landscaped lawn – both of which are a stone’s throw from the beautiful Curragh Beach. 

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Stepping inside, the interior is modern and eclectic, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows throughout the residence maximising the coastal views.

The most impressive room, perhaps, in the 6,081 sq ft accommodation is the pool room. Built in the late 1990s, the pool is eye-level with the sea, meaning you can enjoy the idyllic views without having to brave the waves. If you’re looking to unwind after doing a few lengths, you can head to the jacuzzi, steam room or sauna – or even all three. 

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Beside the pool room is the open-plan kitchen and dining area. The main wall is made of glass, filling the space with natural light, with sliding doors leading out to the patio.

The American-style oak kitchen features sleek stainless steel appliances, black granite tops and a breakfast bar, with plenty of room for a large dining table for dinner parties.  

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The sitting room is to the side, with a beautiful open fire in here and, again, picturesque sea views and balcony access.  

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The master suite is secluded from the rest of the property in its own wing, with a large bedroom, dressing area and en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi here. For cold winter nights, there’s a gas fireplace, while sunny summer mornings can be spent enjoying breakfast on the balcony.

Each of the remaining bedrooms boast sea views and their own en suite bathroom, while the study looks into the pool room.

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Other rooms include the utility, storage room, laundry area and plant room, with features throughout the house including a CCTV system, intercom system, built-in speakers and sound systems in each room. 

Outside, there’s a large garage for parking your car (or boat), with an automatic gated entrance granting access to the property.  

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Ardmore village is a quick five-minute drive away, while seemingly endless stretches of beaches run to either side of the house. Both Youghal and Dungarvan can be reached in 20 minutes.

If you have €2.5 million to spare and fancy escaping to a luxury seaside retreat in the sunny south-east, Yankee Cottage might just be the match for you. 

Yankee Cottage, Upper Curragh, Ardmore, Co Waterford is on the market for €2,500,000 through Brian Gleeson Property via

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