Rustic bliss in high-spec holiday home on the Clare coast

On the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way, Trish Dromey is impressed by a high-spec holiday home.

Rinevalla Bay, West Clare €299,000

185 sq m ( 2,000 sq ft)




Sitting close to the shores of Rinevalla Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way in west Clare, this modern holiday home offers tranquillity and ocean views.

Rustic bliss in high-spec holiday home on the Clare coast

Selling agents DNG O’Sullivan Hurley say few houses for sale in the locality have sea views as good as this one or are finished to such a high standard. 

“It’s a high end holiday home with over 2,000sq ft of living space and a site of half an acre, says auctioneer Douglas Hurley quoting a guide of €299,000.

Overlooking a sandy beach and the Shannon estuary, the property was built in 2005, at a time when building high-spec one-off holiday homes was very popular.

The exterior resembles a traditional-style cottage but the interior is very modern with tiled flooring, en suite bedrooms, a spiral staircase and a contemporary gas fire.

Rustic bliss in high-spec holiday home on the Clare coast

The best sea views are at the back which is where the kitchen and the sitting room are located. 

The kitchen has white units, granite worktops, a Belfast sink and high granite topped round table.

 The central feature in the timber-floored sitting room is a raised gas fire with a steel hood. It also has a large window and patio doors with ocean views.

Other accommodation includes a formal dining room, a utility room, a bathroom with a stand-alone bath and a marble-topped sink unit as well as three en suite bedrooms.

A spiral staircase in the dining room leads to the first floor which has a 4m by 6m carpeted space, used for storage but which could be put to other use.

Rustic bliss in high-spec holiday home on the Clare coast

Behind the house there’s a raised flagstone patio with a stone table and seats offering scenic bay views. 

Set on a corner site, the property has a stone-faced boundary wall with stone piers and decorative gates. 

The gardens have lawns of gravel and tarmac, some raised beds and two storage sheds.

Fitted with oil-fired central heating, the house has a C3 energy rating. Situated 4km from Carrigaholt fishing village, the property is 6km from Loop Head Lighthouse and 18km from Kilkee.

Mr Hurley says the location on the Wild Atlantic Way, is certain to appeal to overseas buyers.

VERDICT: Attractive house in quite a spectacular setting


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