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.
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.
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.
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.
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.