4 of a kind: Homes with balcony views of the beautiful Irish landscape

Authors photo
Emily Westbrooks 05/03/2020
A fifteen-bedroom guest house with lake access is on the list.

A BALCONY IS a lovely feature in a home.

It’s a meeting point of indoor and outdoor space; one that allows you to take advantage of a view or fresh air without getting your feet wet.

These four homes around the country offer optimal balcony for your buck – from a Tramore townhouse with sea views to a master bedroom balcony in Sligo.

Tramore, Co Waterford — €425,000

Asgard House is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom terraced property set on the elevated Tivoli Terrace. The Victorian period home enjoys wonderful views of Tramore Bay and beach from the house, balcony and terrace. 

The entrance floor layout includes a living room with bay window to optimise the beautiful views, sitting room, dining room, and a kitchen with full length PVC doors. These lead to an outside decking entertaining area from which to enjoy the panoramic views of the bay. At first floor level are four en-suite bedrooms, one with private balcony with a reinforced floor and decorative galvanised steel railing.

82d6837814227d9c770c052c318641e7
Source: Daft

4de2876c193effc67a7d9757ee64786f
Source: Daft

b3c2881e5d1ca7900def8835e7e38ac9
Source: Daft

a6723124b7d03d0e793f2e513159d802
Source: Daft

Sligo, Co Sligo — €575,000

This six-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home just outside Sligo is quite special. Set on just over an acre of land in one of Sligo’s most sought-after areas, the home is surrounded by woodlands and has been architecturally designed with timber and stone elements that reference nature nearby. The master bedroom has a balcony that allows you to take in the beauty of the surrounding area.

This property benefits from breathtaking views of the Ox Mountains, Knocknarea and Benbulben, and it’s only minutes from Lough Gill and Hazelwood Forest, which offers excellent walks and cycling trails. Nearby, you’ll find an array of activities, from fishing to kayaking, canoeing to stand-up paddle-boarding.

7add71943559b8735c160195a607f003
Source: Daft

4393bf2863e5f47193d05d9a71482978
Source: Daft

83aa42eb77300e0105dd5ce392ab91d2
Source: Daft

05125230de9f54b747b2bd7bf4676c5c
Source: Daft

Rush, Co Dublin — €840,000 

In Rush, you’ll find a four-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home with a large balcony on the first floor and a substantial patio on the ground floor below it. You’ll have more than enough room to entertain on the balcony; three sets of double doors open from the living/dining area onto the west-facing space, with great views of the south beach.

If you like to entertain, you’ll also benefit from the extensive fittings in the kitchen, including double ovens, two plate warmers, an integrated coffee machine, wine fridge and an American-style fridge-freezer.

5f7212a754155e25678247e4bdaa4f96
Source: Daft

c94d4bff4fbe3d005da565a6deab862d
Source: Daft

dfe7aa4b011254690b4527c7acdb0c9a
Source: Daft

07a2374aa669b63e686ef2a95fdb0189
Source: Daft

Waterville, Co Kerry — €950,000

Finally, if you’re hoping to take on a different size property, you could find yourself in Waterville, Co Kerry, where there is a fifteen-bedroom, twelve-bathroom guest house for sale. Lakelands Farm guest house is on the banks of Lough Currane, and several of the bedrooms have balconies from which you or your guests could take in the beautiful lakeside views. 

The guest house is set on seven acres of land, and there is access down to the lake where you’ll find two boat moorings, two boat sheds and a picnic area. If seven acres is too much property for your liking, the owners are happy to sell a smaller portion and grant a right of way for lake access.

4446091866afdd621e404df6c8bf6034
Source: Daft

452bf4b2e7ba5e19c948c56ed1009079
Source: Daft

38605ae449993898c0b6f62fa01275a5
Source: Daft

d98768baa5b4816cf974d9c5a56ba998
Source: Daft

More 4 of a kind: Distinctive homes in Tipperary, from a country house to a historic barracks