Friday 30 September 2016

Agri-tourism opportunity in east Clare

Jim O'Brien

Published 06/07/2016 | 02:30

The property on 5ac near Whitegate is guided at €350,000
The property on 5ac near Whitegate is guided at €350,000

East Clare is one of the undiscovered gems in Irish tourism. Set in lovely undulating land between the Sliabh Aughty Mountains and the shores of Lough Derg this part of the country can more than match some of the more celebrated rural tourist hot spots.

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This gorgeous property located at Derroran East 5km from Whitegate in the north eastern corner of Co Clare is made up of a four bedroom, dormer farmhouse and a small cottage on 5ac.

The holding would make a lovely home with potential for the self-catering tourism sector. It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €350,000.

Built originally in the 1940s the farmhouse was fully renovated in 2011 with accommodation that includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, sitting room, snug, a study, a utility room and a wet room.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, a bathroom, a toilet and a landing.

The walls are rendered with hemp plaster while other features include solar panels, a natural slate roof and a bio-cycle septic system.

A cottage to the rear of the house is described by Noel Hogan of selling agents Brian Tuohy Auctioneering as ideal for renting to walkers, cyclists or holidaymakers in general.

Specimen trees

The accommodation includes a large living room, a kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. There are two studio spaces at one end of the cottage that could be used for a variety of purposes including additional bedrooms.

The property is set on 5ac dotted with specimen trees and has plenty of space for ponies or sheep.

Currently there is a poly-tunnel and some raised beds close to the house while the outhouses consist of a bike shed and a large storage shed serviced with water and electricity.

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