Irish homes with absolutely stunning views
All of us have a wish list of the things we’d love to have in our dream home. Each list is unique, but there is one item that we think will recur in most, no matter whose or where: a beautiful view.
A spectacular view adds so much to a home. In most cases, it is so desirable that it adds a premium price to a property.
So we thought we’d have a nose around the beautiful homes for sale in Ireland – from grand estates to cosy country homes – that have stunning views.
A remote home with ridiculous 360 views
You could argue that this place is a bit too remote for your liking. But we would argue that with views like that, it doesn’t matter!
No matter which way you turn, you’ll face the striking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. This type of scenery is the stuff of dreams.
A little village in the East of Ireland, Lettermullen is about 30 miles away from the popular town of Galway – a place known for its fine cuisine and vibrant pub culture. But there are several smaller towns and villages nearer by.
There are some spots in this contemporary home which are perfect for taking in the views, but from what we can tell, every single room in the house has a spectacular view of its own – including the bathrooms.
Just look at the big glass doors in one of the bedrooms, and how they lead straight to the great outdoors.
We love the interior of the property too. It’s been done to a high standard, and comes with a modern kitchen, underfloor heating, and loads of other features we like to see.
Large bungalow overlooking the sea and lakes
This bungalow in Kenmare, Kerry has it all. Views to the sea, lakes, and mountains.
Clonee Lakes, Kenmare Bay and the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range are all places of jaw-dropping beauty, and this property must’ve been built for the purpose of admiring the three of them. It simply would not be possible to get a better sight of the place than from here.
Imagine yourself sitting in that dining room with a full 180-degree display of the scenery.
Just about everything about this place is idyllic. The large sunroom to the front of the house and the adjoining decking area are designed to get the most of the stunning views.
Just around the corner is the Killarney National Park, a full 10,000 hectares of woodland and mountains, and more spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney.
The picturesque town of Kenmare is just 10 miles away, and it’s said to be the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland.
A home with a cinematographic view
In the southwest of the Island, near the small and friendly town of Waterville, directly facing the Kerry coastline, we found this beautiful home.
The property is impressive in itself; you can tell a lot of thought went into the layout and architectural design. It’s spacious, elegant, bright, and done to a very high standard.
The entire house was planned in a way that it makes the most of the unbelievable coastal view it’s got at its doorstep.
We noticed how the architects took the approach of combining old and new by marrying up the features of the original cottage and a slick, modern design. Hats off to them as both styles blend in rather seamlessly.
The floor-to-ceiling glass walls and open plan interior are perfect as they soak in the natural light and maximise the magical view that is Ballinskellig Bay.
Have a look at the kitchen and lounge and imagine having your morning cuppa sitting there.
The idyllic riverside home
Castlecove House is a large family home located in a secluded area in the South of Ireland, near Cork, off the banks of the natural wonder that is the Bandon River.
It’s got a generous 400 metres of private waterfront, including its own slipway to launch your boat from. The view from there is truly remarkable.
It sits within about six acres of rich perennial gardens and a variety of hardwoods, shrubs, hedges and trees, so it offers loads of privacy and plenty of space.
Its position is perfect for witnessing the sun set across the river – and this view is possible from all living areas in the house, including the master bedroom. Large windows and French doors have been fitted throughout, so this breath-taking scenery is available every day, whether you’re indoors or out.
A South-facing country house with views to the sea and river
We say ‘country house’, but the way this lovely property has been done up on the inside would make you think it’s more of a manor house!
It’s beautifully and richly decorated, and the fact it’s South-facing means it’s flooded with natural light and warmth. And when you look out the windows or step outside, you can take your pick between aiming your sight toward the majestic River Blackwater or the Celtic Sea.
The large entrance hall, grand dining room and drawing room make this property feel like it could be the ultimate country house. We love the fireplaces, massive windows, and modern kitchen. It’s got loads of space.
It’s worth mentioning this home has five bedrooms (each has a view to the river or sea, or both), and all of them have an en-suite, so no shortage of bathrooms here!
The coastal home with a private sandy beach
Located in a secluded cove on the West Cork coastline, facing the famous Black Harbour, is this delightful property with a privileged south-eastern view.
It was once a coastguard station and has since been extended and renovated. Today, it’s a lovely large home with a generous six bedrooms, a number of reception rooms, and two – yes, two – kitchens.
The picturesque scenery of the bay as it joins up with the Celtic Sea is something you’d see on a postcard.
As an added bonus, this house has its own little sandy beach and a shore-side swimming pool – which seems empty at the moment, which would make sense for this time of the year.
If you’re into boats and sailing, you also get two moorings and a private slipway to launch your boat from.
For us though, it’s all about the view.