A lagoon, the dictionary says, is a saltwater lake, separated from the sea by an atoll or a sandbank.
Rosscarbery's lake just about qualifies for the lagoon description by the sand-bank connection, set up a tidal stretch from the popular sandy Warren Strand: it wouldn't be a lagoon atoll, atoll, otherwise.
Up for sale overlooking the West Cork village of Rosscarbery and the lagoon (used in summer for row-boat and canoe rentals) is a three-bedroomed bungalow at Burgatia, appealing to holiday home hunters, and those keen for a full-time coastal base.
It is on the market with John Hodnett of SWS Property Services, who has plumped for auction in mid-April. He gives it a modest enough €350,000-plus guide.
The house's condition is good, and the elevated site overlooking the Lagoon and Rosscarbery bay is a sure-fired selling point.
The bungalow has living room, kitchen/dining, utility, main bathroom and three bedrooms, and there's detached garage.