10 of our absolute favourite houses from the past week on

Of the 1200+ properties listed on in the past week we’ve found everything from church conversions on the coast to Georgian mansions on the outskirts of Dublin. Below are our favourite 10 finds this week.

1. Mount Lodge, Enniskeane, West Cork

Mount Lodge is a spacious Victorian house built in 1897. The 5 bedroom rural retreat is located just outside Enniskeane village in West Cork which is about a 15 minute drive to both Bandon and the popular coastal town of Clonakilty.

This beautifully maintained house sits on it’s own 2 acres of private land which are a mix of lawns, tall mature trees, shrubs and a BBQ space. At the rear of the house there is a tack room and there is even a sheltered orchard with various fruit trees including apple, pear and plum.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill. Click here for more photos and info.

2. Courtmacsherry, West Cork

It doesn’t get much better than the location of this 3 bedroom home which enjoys views across the beautiful Broadstrand beach in West Cork. It’s becoming rare to find coastal houses like this one in this part of Ireland.

There’s heaps of potential inside to turn this coastal house into your personal dream home on the Wild Atlantic Way. Courtmacsherry is a very popular and picturesque coastal village just 4km away where you’ll find a friendly and thriving community, cafes, restaurants, bars and a village shop.

Listed by Charles McCarthy. Click here for more photos and info.

3. Ballyrafter House, Lismore, County Waterford

The Duke of Devonshire, whose Irish Seat is the nearby Lismore Castle, built Ballyrafter House in around 1830. The house soon became a fishing and hunting lodge for visiting guests, attracted to the famous Blackwater River (which is rich in wild trout and salmon).

More recently, Ballyrafter House has been run as a popular 14 bedroom country house hotel- continuing the tradition of welcoming guests and visitors to the beautiful local area.

This mammoth country house is set in it’s own 3.8 acres of mature grounds and includes original coach houses and outbuildings.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds and Brian Gleeson Property. Click here for more photos and info.

4. Arnestown Barn, New Ross, County Wexford

The recently converted Arnestown Barn is a completely unique property in Ireland.

It’s south facing full height glass gable end makes the most of the beautiful countryside that surrounds this 4 bedroom home- although you’ll enjoy views from almost every window.

There are even plans in place to add an indoor swimming pool and a two bedroom self contained annexe (which would also have potential rental income if you wanted).

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald Radford. Click here for more photos and info.

5. Glebe House, Castlemartyr, East Cork

Glebe House in East Cork has got that Father Ted look going on, and we love it for it.

This Georgian country home is packed with original period features which include everything you’d expect from a house like this- a grand sweeping staircase, high ceilings, wood burning stoves and huge Georgian windows that let in natural light and make the most of the rural views.

This 4 bedroom country home will make a beautiful family home if it’s given the attention and love it deserves.

Listed by Savills. Click here for more photos and info.

6. Baltracey House, Maynooth, County Kildare

This 5 bedroom house and 31 acre farm is going under the hammer on Thursday 19th November at 12noon.

This huge family home has plenty of potential, inside and out.

To the side of the main house there is an excellent stable block with its own access to the main road. There are 5 large loose boxes with tack room to the rear. There are also two large hay barns. The farm has easy access to all of the 31 acres of land that surrounds the yard. There is a also a detached garage with green house to the rear.

This space could easily be renovated or converted into extra living or working space.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald Brady O’Flaherty. Click here for more photos and info.

7. Glengarriff, West Cork

This stone built house on the beautiful West Cork coast looks out across Bantry Bay and the untouched wild mountains and rural landscape- something this rural corner of Ireland is famous for.

The outside might be as wild and rugged as it gets, but the inside of this 4 bedroom home is nothing but warm, comfortable and modern. Glengarriff and Bantry are both just a short drive away from this impressive quiet coastal retreat.

Listed by Martin Swanton. Click here for more photos and info.

8. Montebello House, Killiney, South County Dublin

Montebello House is a jaw dropping Italianate style Victorian house that has been beautifully maintained inside and out.

The 4 bedroom house is set amidst mature and well stocked gardens that extend to about 3.65 acres. The stunning gardens also provide complete seclusion and privacy and is all securely positioned behind electric gates.

Killiney is a well know and sought after address in the Dublin area, near to Dalkey Town Centre (which is full of popular restaurants, bars and shops). The area is also popular for it’s peaceful coastal paths and walks around the hills of Killiney and Dalkey- all just a short distance away from the house. Nearby transport facilities include the DART, bus routes, LUAS at Cherrywood and the M50 and N11.

This is one of Ireland’s hottest properties on the market right now. If Montebello House doesn’t turn your head (or at the very least slightly raise an eyebrow) nothing will.

Listed by Lisney. Click here for more photos and info.

They’re lovely ornate stairs… but all I’m thinking is how much of a pain they must be to dust…

9. Ballylickey, Bantry, West Cork

This unique church conversion has just come onto the market and is full of all the character you would expect from a property like this.

But it’s not just exposed timber beams, pew seating, gothic church windows, original stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings… this cosy church conversion also offers spectacular coastal views of Bantry Bay.

Ballylickey is a popular area on the Wild Atlantic Way and is just north of Bantry where you’ll find a busy weekly market, shops and bars.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill. Click here for more photos and info.

10. Cliffoney, County Sligo

Last but not least is this picture postcard cottage close to the famous Mullaghmore.

This traditional Irish stone cottage has been beautifully maintained inside- full of all the character and charm cottages like these are popular for. People LOVE this uniquely Irish style of stone cottage and this is a perfect example of why.

The 1 bedroom cottage is in a quiet rural corner of County Sligo, a short drive away from sandy beaches and some of Ireland’s best surf spots on the Wild Atlantic Way, if that’s your thing too.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald Draper. Click here for more photos and info.

This Galway hotel has just launched a monthly cocktail club, and they’re delivering nationwide!

€25k might buy you this church in County Tipperary. It’s at auction next week…