A case in point, and definitely at the affordable end of the price scale, is a roadside house near the wee village of Mullagh, on the market with a 90,000 euro price guide.
Mullagh is just half a mile off the Lahinch-Kilkee road, and is on a quarter acre site, south facing to the back and with views towards the Cliffs of Moher to the front.
It is semi-detached with a strong roadside presence and sturdy character. The adjoining property has an old world touch to it -part bar, owned by a part time farmer, who also sells sweets, spirits and bottled beer to thirsty passerby.
The Willie Clancy Summer School takes place nearby in Miltown Malbay and spills over to Mullagh. The actual village is close to lots of places, but isn’t high profile in itself. The new Greg Norman golf course at Doonbeg is about eight miles distant, while there are beaches at Spanish Point and Seafield. Ennis is an half an hour’s drive.
The property (details 045 862129) which has been used as a holiday home and needs modernisation has 1,400 sq ft of space, four bedrooms, two reception rooms, and the kitchen and overhead bathroom are in a rear annexe.
It has oil heating, and an attic area open to conversion with a staircase in place.