Going, going in Cong
The recent death of actress Maureen O'Hara has revived much interest in her iconic Irish movie, The Quiet Man, which also featured the great John Wayne.
A lovely piece of property close to where the movie was made has come on the market in the shape of a 19th-century house at Lisloughery, Cong, on the shores of Lough Corrib. The house has oodles of character and is for sale by private treaty, with a guide price of €300,000.
Located within a stone's throw of Ashford Castle and close to Cong village, the building is unique in design and appearance.
Built of cut stone in 1850 it features angled, high-pitched roofs and comes with private access to the lake.
The dwelling, which is in need of careful restoration, retains most of the original character.
The front door leads to a wide entrance hall. The sitting room to the right has a big bay window with panoramic views of the lake. A small room to the left of the hall could become a library or office.
The large bright room to the rear of the house was used as a bedroom but could become a reception room while a kitchen and adjoining utility room are located at the back of the sitting room. There is also a downstairs bathroom.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms all with high, sloping ceilings and original fireplaces. One room has an adjoining smaller room, ideal for a walk-in wardrobe.