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Exclusive Waterside Properties With A Flair For The Opulent

26th June 2014
Exclusive Waterside Properties With A Flair For The Opulent

#WaterfrontProperty - Christie's Real Estate is currently offering a number of exclusive waterfront properties in the west and south west that will appeal to the more well-heeled homebuyer looking for some tranquility with their luxury.

First up is East Ferry Lodge in Midleton, Co Cork, an impressive home on the shores of Cork Harbour that comes with a detached home office, a guest apartment, an outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub and raised viewing decks, a barbecue terrace and even an orchard.

And that's not counting the two-car garage, wine grotto and boat ramp and dock to make the most of the waterside location - all with a fairly reasonable asking price of €1,300,000.

Slightly further up the market is Derrynid Cove near Kenmare, Co Kerry, which is home to one of Ireland's "most spectacular unspoilt natural gardens" and comes with its own private cove and pier.

On offer for €2,350,000 as is, there are additional purchase options of a guest lodge with studio, and a six-hectare area of woodland over the road.

Back to Cork, and €3,500,000 could buy you Aghadown, a classical Georgian mansion near Skibbereen with dramatic, panoramic coastal views previously enjoyed by owners and residents such as the Stuart royal dynasty.

The property comprises the 985-sqm main house, a central courtyard and two walled gardens with a tennis court, hot tub, gym and a private floating jetty in nine acres of rolling grounds.

If even that level of luxury isn't exclusive enough, perhaps you'll be interested in your own island - specifically Little Black Island, off Belmullet in Co Mayo.

Accessible by boat from Blacksod Pier on the mainland, the island comprises some 66 acres of grassland ringed by a quartzite rock fringe that currently serves as a natural bird sanctuary. Subject to planning permission, there may be a fantastic opportunity to construct a unique property on the island.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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