Seven-bed family home with views over the coast near Clonakilty

The unusually named Desert, overlooking Clonakilty Bay in west Cork, dates from 2001, is built over three levels and is on the market for €565,000

Desert, a spacious family home on an elevated site in west Cork, offers views over Clonakilty Bay and Inchydoney

When house hunting, the family with two or three children has a countrywide range to choose from. However, finding a home fit for a brood of five or more is a trickier proposition. For anyone seeking a country lifestyle with the bonus of endless coastal pursuits, Desert, a detached house on an elevated site of 0.4 of an acre overlooking Clonakilty Bay in west Cork, should fit the bill very nicely.