IF UNRIVALLED SCENERY and a life beside the sea appeals, no doubt you’ve scoured listings along the Wild Atlantic Way on your hunt for a home.
Sitting just five kilometres from the Kerry town of Kenmare is this 218.6 sq m bungalow that looks over the beautiful bay and even has access to its very own beach. The house’s exterior isn’t particularly striking, but with the Caha and McGillycuddy Reeks mountain ranges as a backdrop perhaps it doesn’t need to be.
A three-bedroom, four-bathroom property with a floor space of 219 m², the luxury lives inside anyway. Now, this house at Doon Point, along with 1.4 acres it sits on, is on the market for €950,000.
It would be a sin if this home didn’t make the most of the natural beauty that surrounds it. Most rooms, from the light drenched kitchen to the largest bedroom have views over Kenmare Bay.
The kitchen is traditional in style yet the contrast of the black cabinetry really modernises the space. A Belfast sink adds to the country living aesthetic while a window seat lets you take it all in.
There are two lounges; a living room and a family room, which really drives the point – this is a house meant for entertaining and socialising in. The living room overlooks the garden and has more views of the bay.
Direct access to the patio area, but also a lovely open fireplace, makes it well-suited to any time of year.
Down the corridor is a snug-style family room, a little cosier in size, which would make for a spacious and private home office, too.
Of the three large bedrooms, the master is home to a solid fuel stove and large windows that make the most of the views. There’s also an en suite bathroom with a clawfoot tub set against cream wall panelling.
Kenmare, which is a ten minute drive away, is an inviting and vibrant town. It’s close to west Cork towns such as Glengarriff and Bantry, and forty minutes from the larger Kerry town of Killarney where there’s a well-connected train service, plenty of shops and restaurants and, of course, more tourist attractions.
This is an ideal property for the hybrid worker or retiree who wants to soak up incredible views, enjoys water sports and loves to host guests. It may seem secluded but you won’t be lonely – no doubt you’ll have people vying to stay in such a unique and beautiful location.