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3 homes around the country under €300,000 perfect for those who love the water


By Megan Burns
13th Dec 2021
3 homes around the country under €300,000 perfect for those who love the water

These three homes all have incredible water views on their doorstep, guaranteed picturesque walks and the chance for plenty of dips for the more adventurous.

There’s many great reasons to live close to a body of water, whether it’s the sea, or a local lake. Not only are water views calming and beautiful to look at, they also tend to encourage us to get outside for a scenic walk.

The brave among us also take the opportunity to swim or take part in a variety of water sports, from sailing to kayaking.

If you’ve always wanted to live beside water, here are three homes currently on the market that have it within a stone’s throw, all for under €300,000.

The Lake House, Shandrum Beg, Bantry, West Cork. €275,000

house with lake view

Sitting on a lakeside plot of around an acre, this four bed home makes the most of its water views. Windows wrap around three sides of the large living space looking out to the Cappinaboul Lough, and there is plenty of scope to put your own stamp on this home.

Located just 10 minutes drive from Bantry, it’s also close to the coast, giving you both a lake and the sea in close proximity.

11 The Mews, Hook View, Dunmore East, Waterford, €280,000

house close to the sea Dunmore East

This cute semi-detached home is located close to the Dunmore East cliff walk, which is known for its spectacular views, while the village’s harbour is also just a short walk away.

Inside, it has a well-sized open plan kitchen and dining space, as well as two bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. Double doors in the living space lead out to the enclosed, gravelled garden.

Farrancoush Farmhouse, Sherkin Island, West Cork, €195,000

hosue with sea views Sherkin island

The cheapest house on our list is the one with the most spectacular views, although it would need a full renovation before you were to move in. However, it has the potential to be a truly spectacular home.

Situated on the gorgeous Sherkin Island, it’s about ten minutes walk from the harbour where it’s a short ferry ride to Baltimore, and there’s certainly no shortage of water around for those who love it.