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3 cottages for sale around the country with stunning water views


By Megan Burns
18th Sep 2022
3 cottages for sale around the country with stunning water views

If you can’t get enough of waking up to the sound of water, one of these three cottages could be for you.

A cottage to call your own sounds idyllic enough, but when you add in a waterside location, it’s enough to get our hearts racing. Whether you love walks on the beach or taking to the water for a sail or a swim, it’s hard to deny the appeal of living beside water. 

Here are three cottages around Ireland currently on the market, each within a stone’s throw of an estuary or the sea.

Pier Cottage, Bunbeg Harbour, Donegal, €159,950

This one bed stone cottage has plenty of traditional charm, with whitewashed interior walls, but there are modern touches such as the contemporary kitchen. Its location is hard to beat: nestled into a hillside overlooking Bunbeg Harbour, it’s a popular area for boats. 

The Wild Atlantic way is on your doorstop, while the beautiful Glenveagh National Park is not far away. Letterkenny is around 45 minutes’ drive. 

Ferry Cottage, Tarbert, Kerry, €165,000

This stone cottage is over 100 years old, and overlooks the Shannon Estuary. Inside, it is bright and has been restored to make it comfortable for modern living, with touches like a stove in the living room with brick hearth.

There are two bedrooms, one with a vaulted ceiling helping it to feel spacious, while there are details throughout that nod to its history, such as old wooden doors and beams. Limerick city is around an hour away, while the beautiful north Kerry coastline is not far away. 

Church Cottage , Kilbrittain, Cork, €750,000

Originally a church built around 1860, this beautiful home is full of history. Now a well-sized home with five bedrooms, it sits just across the road from Coolmain beach, and has stunning views across to Courtmacsherry Bay.

It has been renovated in recent years, with notable features including a spiral staircase in the kitchen leading to an overhead mezzanine, large Gothic style windows, and underfloor heating in the living room, as well as  large windows overlooking the beaches.   

It’s situated just 20 minutes from Kinsale, and 50 minutes from Cork city.